Sergio Buchanan

Where are you from?

St. Louis

When did you join ArchCity Defenders?

May 2019. I joined for a couple of different reasons. I wanted to get out of the field I was working in at the time since there was no room for professional growth or development. This position at ACD would allow me to  explore a new career path while also committing my time to ending and interrupting systems that target poor and working class people of color.

What is your background?

I graduated from Wash U in 2014 with a degree in Communications and Journalism. My professional  background is too much to explain. I’ve done a lot…from youth development, comprehensive sex education, retail all the way to teaching yoga.

What do you do at ArchCity Defenders?

Donor Relations Associate

What words would you use to describe ArchCity Defenders?

I haven’t quite found the words yet. I will say that I feel very fortunate to be apart of a team that supports our clients through their legal hurdles and  the other burdens that may come up in their lives. I think its a genuine revolutionary approach to working with and for the community.

Favorite client memory/win you’ve had?

I just got here, so I haven’t made any client memories yet lol.

Fun personal fact you want to share.

I love random, pop culture references, especially movie and TV quotes. Very few people ever get them when I say them and I’m okay with that.

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