Grants & Administrative Associate
As the Grants & Admin Associate, Emilio is responsible for grant writing, compliance, and administrative support to DHF’s Executive Director and Deputy Director. Emilio’s prior role with DHF was as the Los Angeles Regional Organizer for End Child Poverty in California, where he was responsible for organizing a coalition in support of legislative and budget policies.
Before joining DHF, Emilio worked for six years in student affairs at UCLA as a Community Service Advisor and later as the supervisor for College Preparation Programs.
Prior to working at UCLA, Emilio worked on various campaigns advocating for political representation, education, health, and economic justice. He combines 20+ years of experience in community organizing involving recruitment, training, project management and college preparation with a focus on youth leadership development and civic engagement.
Emilio is connected to the mission of the Dolores Huerta Foundation through his interest in advancing the success of progressive people-powered movements. Emilio attended East Los Angeles College where he studied journalism and later transferred to UCLA where he earned his B.A. in Chicano/a Studies. In his spare time, Emilio enjoys cooking, collecting vinyl records, and reading.