Manny is a PH.D. Candidate in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Lecturer in the Sociology Department at Chapman University. From 2017-2018, he was a Hispanic Access Foundation’s Latino Heritage Scholars Fellow. In 2015, he interned with the Hispanic Access Foundation and the National Park Service’s Latino Heritage Internship Program where he co-authored the National Historic Landmarks Program nomination for Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Monumental Murals. Currently, he is finishing his dissertation from Sacramento, California. Manny also serves as an advisory board member for LibroMobile Arts Co-op.