Writer, editor, and educator. Daisy L. Machado serves as the Executive Director of the Hispanic Summer Program and Professor of American Religious History at Union Theological Seminary. She holds a B.A. from Brooklyn College; an M.S.W. from Hunter College School of Social Work; a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary; and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is the first U.S. Latina ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1981 in the Northeast Region and has served inner-city congregations in Brooklyn, Houston, and Fort Worth. She was the first Latina to serve as chaplain for the Summer Season at the Chatauqua Institute where her sermons were heard in chapels with over 600 participants every day.