Director, Southern California, Local Advocacy
Javier is a Director of Local Advocacy in Southern California. Javier leads policy and advocacy efforts to support member schools' interests across Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego County in the areas of charter school authorization, growth, renewals, funding equity and facilities advocacy. Javier works closely with charter operators and local elected officials to maximize the positive impact of charter schools in the region. Javier has been working in the education sector for the past 12 years in various capacities for Cal State East Bay, UC Berkeley, Oakland Unified School District, San Leandro Unified School District, Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, and Aspire Public Schools. His passion is supporting underserved communities in giving them a voice to advocate for a high-quality education for underserved youth. Prior to joining the local advocacy team, Javier was a Parent Lead Organizer at CCSA, and built teams of parent leaders who advocated to protect and expand charter schools for all families in Los Angeles. The son of an immigrant single mother, the best advice Javier has received from his mother is that education is the best heritage she could pass on to him. Thanks to his mother instilling in him the value of education, he is a first-generation college graduate with a degree in Electrical Engineering. With his free time, Javier enjoys hiking with his family and attending his daughters' soccer games.