Manny grew up in Tampa, Florida. He moved up to New Jersey for two years to study philosophy, theology, and Spanish at Seton Hall University. Eventually, he finished his studies at Saint Leo University with a degree in Religion. This year he will be serving at Merrimack College. He is excited for the chance to bring others closer to God and help others in need.
I, Emmanuel “Manny” Diaz, commit myself to be an Augustinian Volunteer, to serve those to whom I am called by bringing peace and charity to the restless hearts of those in need.
Share one of your favorite quotes.
“For you I study, for you I work, for you I live, for you I am ready even to give my life.” – St. John Bosco
How did you develop a passion for service?
I feel called by God to serve others, just as Christ served people on earth.
Name one of your favorite musical artists.
Stevie Wonder or Marc Anthony
What’s a favorite book of yours or a recent book you read?
12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
Share an issue you’re passionate about and why.
I love working for poor, uneducated, or abandoned young people. They are God’s children and I believe that God has called me to help them become the best people they can possibly be.
Best moment as an AV to date?
Visiting Santa Barbara
What do you like most about living in your new city so far?
The weather and beauty of nature all-around.
One word that describes your community-living experience is…