A VIDEO of a woman threatening a reporter and photographer with a machete has gone viral.
Hunter College professor Shellyne Rodriguez made headlines after threatening two members of a New York Post – but who is she?
Who is Shellyne Rodriguez?
Shellyne is a visual artist and former professor from the Bronx in New York City.
She graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Visual and Critical Studies.
She later received an MFA in Fine Arts from CUNY Hunter College, where she later became a professor.
What did Shellyne Rodriguez do?
In early May 2023, a video of Shellyne yelling at CUNY Hunter College students went viral.
The student group championed the pro-life movement.
In the clip, she could be heard accusing them of “not educating and provoking my students.”
A New York Post reporter and photographer went to her apartment to question her about the incident, in which she allegedly made violent threats to them.
She held the machete to the reporter’s neck and threatened him.
She was heard saying, “Get out of my door or I’ll chop you up with this machete.”
Shellyne also followed them back to their car and continued to threaten them, as seen in the video.
Where is Shellyne Rodriguez from?
Shellyne was born in the Bronx in 1977 and has lived there her entire life.
She lives and works in the area but was recently fired for harassing a New York Post reporter in a video.
Much of her art is on display in the Bronx.
What does Shellyne Rodriguez do for a living?
Shellyne works as a visual artist and has also written for publications.
She has organized community events and is a member of Take Back The Bronx, where she collaborates with other Latinx artists.
She was commissioned to create a statue in the Bronx that she felt should be “a memorial to the Bronx.”
She has also worked with MoMA to organize a six-week art class for New York residents taking the GED test.
Her art has been exhibited at NYU, the Bronx River Art Center and the Queens Museum.