Jerry Canto is from Guilford, Connecticut. He went to American University for undergrad, where he studied political science and economics. After graduating, he went into the Peace Corps for two years in Indonesia to teach English at a local high school. Returning home after two years, he worked in construction industry with a small team, and then was accepted into a Masters of International Affairs program at Columbia University. He wants to become aware of social injustice in Africa, and hopes that by interning at Africa Faith and Justice Network to learn about the causes of social injustice, the effects that it has on people, and what advocates can do to remedy the problem.