Mike is responsible for our development database management, individual donor stewardship, and development research. Prior to joining LatinoJustice, Mike served as an associate of development and global initiatives at Human Rights Watch.
Mike was born in Tijuana, Mexico, but moved to Naples, Italy at age eleven. Mike holds a B.A in Anthropology and Global Poverty & Practice from UC Berkeley and an M.S in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance from NYU. His graduate research focused on the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ identity, race, and poverty and how service centers in New York City were addressing the needs of LGBTQ+ homeless youth.
He holds a deep interest in promoting social mobility and economic justice in queer communities and communities of color.