Carlos is a Mexican immigrant who has worked on progressive social change for the past 20 years, both in Mexico and the United States. He currently helps promote civic participation within the Latino community as the Texas State Director for Mi Familia Vota Education Fund.
For the past 15 years, Carlos has worked diligently in advancing the interests of working families and the immigrant and Latino communities in Arizona and Texas. He was honored to represent the Mexican community in Arizona by addressing former Mexican President Vicente Fox during his 2003 visit.
Carlos has worked with the Industrial Areas Foundation, Arizona State University’s Building Great Communities, Roofers Union, and Service Employees International Union. He has volunteered in numerous boards and commissions and is a recognized Latino leader having received numerous awards.
Carlos holds a Master’s Degree in Social and Industrial Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua. He is currently an Arizona State University PhD candidate in Social and Cultural Anthropology with dissertation work on Latin American undocumented immigrant’s political participation.