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About Jose

Fuerza Local Membership & Programs Manager
for Local First Arizona

Jose is the son of Mexican immigrants who came to the United States undocumented when they were 14 and 16, Dad and Mom respectively. He graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business and studied abroad at ASU. He loves to cook and work out, as well as indulge in craft coffee and beer.

Hometown: San Bernardino, California

What I love about Arizona:
Weather: Beautiful winters, no natural disasters, just heat.

Bachelors in Sustainability from Arizona State University

Favorite book/show/movie:
Where the Red Fern Grows/Master of None/La La Land

Favorite local business:
AZ Wilderness Brewing Company

Mom always told me to:
Never let success change you (in so many words)

Proudest moment:
Being the first in my family, direct and extended, to graduate from college.

Favorite quote:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.