My parents emigrated from El Salvador to escape the civil war and pursue the American Dream. My Mother has always been an entrepreneur, opening a beauty salon and purchasing our home. In the mid-’90s, our parents separated, and we lost our home. It was a struggle being in unstable housing. After many years of hard work and determination, my mother purchased a new house where she raised her seven children.
I attended LAUSD schools and graduated from Polytechnic High School, where I met my sweetheart. We had our son soon after and learned the challenges of being young parents during the great recession. I achieved my educational goals through support systems such as the Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN) at LA Mission College, where I earned my associate degree. I later transferred to UCLA as a non-traditional student and earned my degree in Math/Economics from UCLA.
Almost 20 years after meeting in high school, my wife and I are the proud parents of three beautiful children who attend LAUSD schools. My diverse work experience starts as a math tutor to underserved youth in our District. I served as a nonprofit leader at A Place Called Home and had the opportunity to work at CCRC, an agency where I was a former recipient. I was honored to be a Consortium Fellow, an MLT Fellow, and a Toigo Fellow, earning a full-merit scholarship to UC Berkeley. After my MBA, I returned to the valley to raise my children. I am running for city council to create more advancement opportunities for future generations