About Guillermo Samuel Hamlin

Guillermo’s headshot [taken in NYC]

Guillermo is best known as the Membership & Outreach Coordinator for MATV, Malden’s Media Center. At MATV, he engages their members to tell stories, learn video & audio production, and to collaborate with civic orgs and businesses.

At 18, he left his home in Peapack-Gladstone, NJ to pursue independent filmmaking. Instead, he began his career at Harvard University as a camera operator while studying nights for his bachelors at their Extension School. Delighting in the rigorous track, he graduated with a concentration in Philosophy and Anthropology in 2013. He was then elected as the Boston Chapter President for the Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance. His creative, alumni, & community involvement are informed by his upbringing as a working immigrant student from Paraguay (now a naturalized U.S. citizen). He credits educational inclusion for his own advancement and advocates increasing opportunity for all people.

Guillermo moderating a State Senate Forum in Malden, MA

Guillermo ran for Ward 1 School Committee in Somerville in 2017, but was defeated in the preliminary election. He was endorsed by Our Revolution Somerville, SEIU 888, & the Ironworkers Local 7. His priorities were to comprehensively address youth unemployment, advocate for families facing a crisis in affordability, and to guarantee translation services in public meetings. Still an active resident, he regularly helps with The Welcome Project to advocate for immigrants & assists with East Somerville Main Streets on their signature events & design reviews for incoming development. He previously served on the Recreations Task Force for the city of Somerville. He presently serves on the board of the Community Action Agency Of Somerville (CAAS) & the Somerville Media Center.

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