Mr. Vasquez is passionate about working with adolescents. He feels that they are often misheard, misinterpreted, and looked down upon. He encourages young people to make their points clearly and respectfully, regardless of any obstacles that may be present. Mr. Vasquez’s background is in Psychology and Juvenile Justice. Before joining Boston Arts Academy seven years ago, he worked as the Dean of Students for seven years at the Lilla G. Frederick School in Dorchester, and before that he worked for the Department of Youth Services. He was raised in Boston and currently resides in Upham’s Corner. Mr. Vasquez enjoys spending time with his son, staying active, and drawing.