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David Arocho is an attorney with over thirty years experience in the field of disability and human rights. He was born in Puerto Rico but lived in New York City since the age of seven. He served as Senior Attorney with the American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law, was director of the New York State Assembly Task Force on Persons with Disabilities, and directed programs for persons with disabilities in New York and California. In another life, Mr.. Arocho received a Masters Degree from Columbia University in New York City and taught Spanish to high school students who had little interest in the subject.

Apart from his professional work, he has undertaken independent study in the history and cultural contexts of genocide, specifically extensive reading and research into the genocidal campaign of the Third Reich which culminated in the destruction of European Jewry as it existed prior to the second world war. Currently Mr. Arocho splits his time between Buenos Aires and New York, where he lives with his wife and female Yellow Labrador Guide dog Blair. He is retired but does occasional consulting on disability issues, social integration and meaningful change in society.