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Dorchester’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at the BostonVoyager is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Boston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out the rising stars from Dorchester and surrounding areas below.

Rik Ganguly

Hiking in New England can be pretty tough if you don’t have a car, but most people in different outdoor communities don’t understand this. I came to realize how difficult it was to reach places like Mount Monadnock, the White Mountains, and other great places through my friend and co-founder Ari. Read more>>

Imani Joseph

As a child, I would draw fashion design and I discovered that I was a visual artist. However, in the fall of 2015 I learned that I can expand my performance in art. At the age of 16 I begin watching YouTube make up tutorials. One day I went to my grandparents house and found makeup that my grandmother had left behind and began to experiment with it. Read more>>

Pedro Fuentes

Growing up I always found the kitchen to be a place of solitude, at 16 i did my first stage in a professional kitchen. I fell in love with everything the sounds, the smells, the stress. At that very moment i knew what I wanted to do with my life. Read more>>

Jolisa Lewis

My name is Jolisa Lewis 30 year old female from Dorchester Ma. I have been doing photography on and off for about 10years just taking gigs and doing projects here and there. Because of work full time it took a lot of my time to really focus on Photography. I have been told and I feel it that I have the eye for photos and that I should really put more into my passion. Read more>>

Jeff Pomeroy

I’ve been in lighting for 30 years as of 6/1/18. I was in distribution for the first 15 of those years doing everything from selling to purchasing. I started my own business as an independent sales representative in 2003, and began working for Visual Comfort & Company, the premier resource for signature designer lighting in 2006. Read more>>

Chiquita Carter

From about age 4, learning to cook eggs with my paternal grandmother, I found a love for cooking. I kept that and my father always had a sweet tooth so watching him bake cakes, brownies and cookies I’m like ooooh I can do that (lol) Fast forward to high school, I attended Madison Park Technical Vocational High School when I was part of the culinary/baking pastry arts program for 3 years. Read more>>

Vanessa Benoit

I come from a family of excellent cooks – starting with my gram. I can remember coming home from school to a house filled with the most wonderful scents…. walking over to the pot and sticking my face right close and just breathing in the deliciousness…. everything she made was amazing! Read more>>

Kristina Iaccarino

Life on the dacha growing potatoes and harvesting cucumbers (a very Russian custom) in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan wasn’t my thing, so I spent a fair amount of time developing interests outside of the soil. My “professional” foray into the field of cosmetics occurred when I was 16 and then continued as a side gig in Russia, NYC, Alaska, and then Boston. Read more>> 

Patrice Flesch

After being diagnosed with a serious illness, I was forced to retire. I made the decision to devote the remainder of my life to helping people as much as possible. I was fortunate enough to find Eastern Service Workers Association. They had a place for me that was a perfect match. Read more>>

Ana Cecilia Torres

It all started in my Abuelita’s (grandmother) farm back in my motherland, Sonsonate, El Salvador. It must have been summer of 1990; two years before I embarked on a life changing trip to the United States. I’ve always been a visionary. As such, I spent much of my childhood thinking about and planning with imagination and wisdom. Read more>>

Samantha Arthur

Chanel Moore is a women’s wear line consisting of Swim Wear and Carnival Costumes that started in 2013. Chanel Moore is ran by 24 yr old Fashion Student, Samantha Chanel, which is where the brand got its name “Chanel Moore”. The brand originally started with bodycon dresses and sexy evening wear but over the years it evolved into something much different. Read more>>

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