I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dustin Manuel, one of NYRA’s former board directors from the 2000-2001 term.

Manuel recently had a story he written many years ago about youth rights published in a collection of stories he wrote. Manuel wrote the story during the fall of his junior year in 2001 while he was in theatre class. His story is now featured among his other stories in a book called “Musings.” His book is on sale at http://www.lulu.com/content/98543 for only $10. Manuel told me he has only sold 15 copies, and he only receives $4 for each sale. I have read the story, and I encourage everyone to buy a copy.

Manuel who is a junior in college in San Francisco, Cali. wants to eventually be a film or Broadway composer. His hobbies include writing, photography, politics, and astronomy.

Before a month ago, Manuel had not been involved with NYRA for a few years, and when he noticed the changes in the organization, his response was, “NYRA was small… it’s amazing how fast it’s grown in the past few years.”