José is Vice President for Policy and Government Relations for the Hispanic Federation. He coordinates the Federation’s policy, advocacy, government relations and civic engagement efforts nationally and in several states including New York, Connecticut and Florida.
Prior to joining the Hispanic Federation, José served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Director of Community Organizing at the NYC Public Advocate’s Office. He also spent over six years at the NY Immigration Coalition as Director of State Government Affairs as well as other roles. José has previously worked at the NY Public Interest Research Group and the Fiscal Policy Institute, as well as several electoral campaigns including for NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and NY State Senator Gustavo Rivera.
José earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Colgate University and a Master of Public Policy Degree from Rutgers University. He is a proud father of a twelve-year-old son.