Washington County Lead Organizer
Born and raised in a small border town near Yuma, Arizona, and later moved to Phoenix, attended Arizona State University, and majored in Social-Cultural Analysis. Ernesto identifies as Queer-Latinx-first-generation (Mexican) and is passionate about working with the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, immigrant, and refugee communities in Washington County.
In the past, Ernesto has worked with at-risk youth, led year-round leadership development programs in the Portland Metro area, and advocated progressive education policies by amplifying student voices. As the new Senior Organizer, Ernesto will be spearheading the Beaverton Inclusive Housing Cohort program, the Washington County Leadership Council, and the Beaverton Organizing and Leadership Development Program (BOLD).
Ernesto is a storyteller through photography and loves to hike with his mini-dachshund and partner in his free time.