is a Government, Justice & Peace, and Film & Media graduate of Georgetown University in Washington DC. He hails from outside San Francisco, California and experienced homelessness during his Senior year of high school due to an insurmountable amount of financial and emotional stress taken on by his family. He was able to graduate from high school as student body president and Valedictorian, thanks to the support from his teachers–one of which took him into his home. At Georgetown University, he fell in love with the Jesuit values of social justice and leading life as a man for others. He has participated in advocacy work on and off campus. He went on to work for the California Homeless Youth Project, a nonpartisan policy initiative dedicated to bringing an end to youth homelessness. As a consultant, Jimmy worked alongside homeless youth, service providers, researchers, and policy makers to assist in developing comprehensive strategies and solutions that hope to bring an end to youth homelessness. After leaving the project, he served on the student board of the Georgetown Scholarship Program as the Chair of Advocacy. He is employed at Google, where he also interned helping nonprofits and small & medium businesses with marketing strategies.
As a formerly homeless youth, Jimmy is passionate about ending the issue of youth homelessness and all of the intersecting issues that encompass the problem. He has also invested himself into dialoguing about sexual assault and the importance of consent. In addition, he cares about the access to education, immigration reform, race relations, and transgender discrimination
Jimmy has joined the National Network For Youth because of the organization’s dedication to educate policy makers by bringing primary stakeholders and formerly homeless youth into a room to identify the best solutions as possible. He is excited and proud to work with the NN4Y, an organization that has made significant strides in affecting federal policy on the issue of youth homelessness.