2012-13 HISD Community Volunteer
of the Year Recipient
2013 President's Award Recipient
Parents for Public Schools of Houston
I am a lifelong resident of District H and proud graduate of HISD’s Janowski Elementary, Burbank Middle School and Jeff Davis High School. Through hard work and perseverance, I became the first in my family to graduate from college earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 2000 from the University of Houston, a Master of Arts in International Administration from the University of Miami in 2007 and a Master of Public Administration from Florida International University in 2008.
In 2010 I founded Student Vote Project to increase the number of high school and college age voters actively participating in elections. In the last three years, I have personally registered several thousand students throughout HISD and the greater Houston area!
I have over 14 years of experience working for government (city, county, federal) and nonprofit organizations.
I also serve in leadership roles in the following organizations:
- 2014-15 President, Rotary Club of River Oaks
- Vice President, Parents for Public Schools of Houston
- Precinct Chair #153
- 2nd Vice President, Jeff Davis Hispanic Alumni Association
- President, LULAC Council 402
- Secretary, Melrose Civic Club
- Member, Jeff Davis High School's Project Advisory Team (PAT)
- Due, in part to my efforts, Davis High School secured 40 million dollars more from the bond than initially allocated.