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Phil Vélez Viera Gómez

Citizen Journalist - Fraternity Historian - Genealogist

about Me

Thank you for visiting my website. I am a Native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent and a human resources/office manager for an international nonprofit organization.


I earned a bachelor's degree in Communication Media Management from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a master's degree in Corporate Communication from Baruch College of the City University of New York. I also attained a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus. 


I have worked for a news-gathering organization, a public relations firm, an information technology company, institutions of higher learning, a digital marketing agency, a contract management corporation, and a restaurant hospitality group. 


I have been blogging since 2003 and active on social media since 2009. My passions include writing and research, the media, the history of fraternities and sororities, and genealogy.


I am the historian of the Delphic Fraternity which was founded in Geneseo, NY in 1871, re-established in New Paltz, NY in 1987, with history dating back to 1833 in Hamilton, NY. 


I have traced my genealogy back 200 years to the towns of San German, Mayaguez, and Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. I plan to research my family history for the remainder of my life. 


In my most recent years, I have gained a rejuvenated interest in my Catholic heritage.


I manage a blog about my Puerto Rican genealogy and a website about Portuguese Puerto Ricans. I am also an ambassador for WikiTree.



You can contact me directly via social media networks @PhilVelez and @VelezComm.


I generally like to blog about Puerto Rico, politics, fraternities and sororities, popular culture, genealogy, history, technology, spirituality, social media, and New York.


If you would like me to write about a particular topic, feel free to reach out. 





New York City, USA