Jerry Gonzalez

Jerry Gonzalez is the founding and current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund (GLCDF). GALEO was founded…Read Full Bio


Jennifer Zenteno

Born in Tlalnepantla, Mexico, Jennifer Zenteno was seven years old when she was brought to Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Lakeside High School in Dekalb County where she gained valuable…Read Full Bio


Leopoldo “Polo” Vargas

Leopoldo “Polo” Vargas is our current Program Coordinator for Program Coordinator for Operations and Communications. He was born in Celaya, Guanajuato in Mexico. His parents brought him to the United…Read Full Bio


Jeniffer Chow

Jeniffer Chow is our current Program Coordinator for Civic Engagement. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was raised by immigrant parents. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice…Read Full Bio


Elton García-Castillo

Elton Garcia-Castillo is our new County Field Coordinator staff member. He is a native from Gainesville, Georgia raised by immigrant business owners from Jalisco, Mexico.  He received his associates degree…Read Full Bio

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Darrick Alvarez

Darrick Alvarez is our current County Field Coordinator. He was born in Orlando, Florida and raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is recieving his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a…Read Full Bio

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Andy Santamaria

Andy Santamaria is a County Field Coordinator at GALEO, where Andy  coordinates census and voter registration in Cobb County. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Georgia…Read Full Bio


Elizabeth Silva

Elizabeth is our new County Field Coordinator. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised by her parents who immigrated from Jalisco, Mexico. She received both of her bachelor’s degrees…Read Full Bio

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Natalia B. Dutra

Natalia Barbosa Dutra is currently an intern for the spring semester. She was born in Marietta, Georgia after her parents immigrated from Recife, Pernambuco in Brasil. While much of her…Read Full Bio

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Oscar Lanza

Oscar Lanza Menjivar is our current Legal Intern for the Fall Semester of 2020. He is proud to call Atlanta home and is the son of Honduran immigrants. He received his…Read Full Bio

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Laura Jimenez

  Laura Fernanda Jimenez is currently an intern for the Fall 2020 semester. She was born in Bogota, Colombia and immigrated from there with her mother when she was four…Read Full Bio


Giselle Simental

Giselle Simental is a first-generation Mexican-American student. She is a senior at the University of North Georgia majoring in Political Science with a minor in foreign languages. Those languages include…Read Full Bio


Jennifer Manzano

Jennifer Manzano is one of our newly selected interns for our Fall of 2020  Born and raised in Clayton County to two industrious Mexican immigrants, she continues to experience the…Read Full Bio