Meet Joaquin

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I have lived in Half Moon Bay for 33 years and have been active in the community for over 20 years. I am bilingual in Spanish and English. I have a degree in Sociology from CSU Chico, and have worked in various capacities throughout the county of San Mateo. My involvement with the community includes, but is not limited to: being a 5th Grade teacher in the Immersion Program at Hatch School for the Cabrillo Unified School District, working as a Juvenile Correctional Officer for the County of San Mateo in the Juvenile Probation Department, and working with nonprofit organizations such as Puente de la Costa Sur and Ayudando Latinos a Soñar (ALAS). I’m currently an ALAS Liaison and Community Outreach Coordinator for farmworkers and their families.


My dedication to the community includes providing innovative ideas that engage all the voices of our community to build the economy, create equity and create sustainable environmental solutions. Providing a safe and secure environment for our families to enjoy a good quality of life and make Half Moon Bay a great place to live is very important to me.

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Community Service

  • Latino Advisory Council Founding Member

  • Coastside Immigration Advocacy Group

  • Bay Area Border Relief (BABR)


  • Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce  Role Model of the Year 2019


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