A VIDEO of a machete wielding woman threatening a reporter and photographer 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 based out of The Bronx in New York City.
She graduated with a BFA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of Visual Arts.
Later she received an MFA in Fine Art from CUNY Hunter College, where she would later become a professor.
What did Shellyne Rodriguez do?
In early May 2023, a video of Shellyne yelling at CUNY Hunter College students went viral.
The group of students were advocating for the Pro-Life movement.
In the clip, she was heard accusing them for “not educating and triggering my students”.
A New York Post reporter and photographer went to her apartment to question her following the incident, where she allegedly violently threatened them.
She held the machete to the reporter’s neck and threatened him.
She was heard saying: “Get the f*** away from my door or I’m going to chop you up with this machete.”
Shellyne also followed them back to their car and continued threatening them, as seen in 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 due to the video of her harassing the New York Post reporter.
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 organised community events and is a member of Take Back The Bronx, where she works alongside other Latinx artists.
She was awarded a public sculpture commission to create a statue in The Bronx, which she said would “be a monument to Bronx residents”.
She’s also collaborated with MoMA to create a six week art class for NYC residents taking the GED test.
Her art has been on display at NYU, the Bronx River Art Center and the Queens Museum.