Nov 04, 2019
Luis joined the Community Foundation in 2019 as Director, Immigrant Support Fund. As Director, Luis oversees the Fund’s strategic direction and initiatives that advance immigrant well-being in Fairfield county.
Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Luis served as Deputy Director of Colorado’s Office of Children, Youth, and Families. He also served overseas as a U.S. diplomat for the U.S. Agency for International Development where he developed and managed humanitarian projects in Nicaragua, Nepal, Burma, and Kosovo. His humanitarian work earned him four federal awards for excellence in supporting vulnerable communities. Luis also practiced law for seven years as an attorney for the federal government and the private sector. He has extensive experience engaging with communities and managing large-scale initiatives at the local, national, and international level.
Luis holds a JD from the University of Southern California Law School and a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He enjoys traveling and writing.