Eduardo Garcia, Civic Engagement Fellow

Twitter: @LatinoCommFdn


Eduardo García started his career at Generation Progress (GP), the millennial outreach arm of the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. where he trained hundreds of young people to design grassroots campaigns to promote college access and affordability. In his role he expanded GP’s work in higher education policy uniquely affecting undocumented students by investing capacity-building resources within immigrant youth-led organizations, and lobbying congress and the Obama administration on deferred action for DREAMers and their parents.

Inspired by his experiences working with immigrant youth, Eduardo transitioned to co-leading a national campaign to advance comprehensive immigration reform legislation as a field manager at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national organizations. In his role he worked within Washington policy circles to coordinate on legislative strategy, while organizing regional deportation defense trainings in states in the Deep South, where undocumented communities continue to face aggressive immigration enforcement.

Eduardo earned his Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and American studies from California State University-Fullerton. In his free time he enjoys reading, salsa dancing, and listening to a good podcast.