the seed that started it all
Roc is a trans masculine educator who received their Bachelor of Science in Sports & Leisure Management from Eastern Connecticut State University and received a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida. Roc is a doctorate student in the Department of Sport Management at Florida State University. Roc's focus is on physical culture and the active body. Roc is the Founder of Rooted Resistance, LLC. Roc continues to make sense of their own experiences and find that the connections to others is not coincidental. Roc believes it's important to map out how individual stories and community narratives connect to structures that influence folx lives. Roc believes in collective responsibility and is committed to reimagining spaces for movement for the Queer and Trans communities.
Formerly, Roc served as the Director of Educational Leadership for GO! Athletes: a network of present and former student athletes who advocated for education and inclusion in sport for LGBTQI+ athletes. Roc believes political education is critical to understanding the history of oppression, power, privilege, and how they manifest on individual, cultural, and structural levels and is necessary for us to create and practice the community care which contributes to our vitality.