Jaime grew up in Mexico and watched his dad build a small business and his mom advocate for her community in local politics. He came to America at 17 by himself. He went to school during the day and mopped floors at night. Even by working over 45 hours a week he barely scraped by.
He graduated from St. Mary’s College in Moraga. There he led the first-ever political club on campus, and earned the most prestigious award by the Political Science faculty.
He was a community organizer for Senator Barack Obama’s first presidential run. He has also organized for Joe Tuman, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and President Joe Biden.
He is on the Board of Citizen Schools, a non-profit leader in after-school programs for low-income students, who fosters 21st century skills in thousands of kids each year.
He is an advocate that has mobilized resources for Bay Area Community Services (non-profit that helps thousands of people experiencing homelessness), Ruby’s Place (non-profit that helps domestic violence survivors and their children), and the National Immigration Law Center.
He mentors first-generation college students, youth starting their careers, and social impact entrepreneurs, through organizations like Students Rising Above, The BizWorld Foundation, and The Small Business School Challenge.
He graduated from The Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. There he led a team to raise a record number of donations to increase the number of Black, brown, and female students in the program. His also led a team that was recognized by the US Chamber of Commerce for their idea on how to make businesses better stewards of their community.
During his career, he has helped school districts teach 21st century skills at early grades. He helped expand the footprint of one of the leading progressive schools in the country. He was a small business executive that helped FORTUNE 500 companies build people-first companies. And he’s donated his time to help hundreds of people become great leaders, and run job hunting workshops for free.