Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO Executive Director

Jerry Gonzalez is the founding and current Executive Director of Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund (GLCDF). GALEO was founded in 2003 and is a 501(c)(6) statewide nonprofit and non-partisan organization; its mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia. The GALEO Latino Community Development Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with GALEO.

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Jennifer Zenteno Pearce, Program Coordinator

Jennifer Zenteno-Pearce is originally from Tlalnepantla, Mexico and proudly grew up in Zoquitlan, Puebla through the age of 7 before she was brought to Atlanta, Georgia in 2000.  After graduation Jennifer attended Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) and later transferred to Kennesaw State University to continue her Bachelor’s in Biochemistry.  During her tenure at GPC she served as a Senator for her school’s Student Government Association and was actively involved in the Latino Connections Club. She has also been involved with the Latin American Association since High School as a volunteer for summer camps and the Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference.

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Pedro Viloria, Program Coordinator

Pedro Jose Viloria is our current Program Coordinator for Community Engagement & Development. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela but spent most of his life in Maracaibo before his family decided to move to the United States in order to flee from the current crisis. After a brief residence in Miami, they relocated to metro-Atlanta where they have lived for the last 15 years. It was in Atlanta that Pedro was able to plant his roots and begin his work as an advocate for the Latino community.

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Jennifer Lopez, 2019 Spring Intern

Jennifer Lopez is the daughter of immigrants and the oldest of three. She is a first-generation college student and is in her third year at Georgia State University where she majors in Political Science. As a child, her passion for helping the Latino community sparked when she saw how the Latino community was being treated unfairly and how that impacted not only her family but other families as well.

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Jazmin Mejia, 2019 Spring Intern

Currently a third-year political science major at Georgia State University, Jazmin has always strived to do more for her community and her family. Her family immigrated from Mexico and Honduras to better their lives so being Latina has always been a pride worth holding onto. Born and raised in Gainesville, Georgia, she is a first-generation student and the third in her family to attend college in the States.

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