Jose Arreola is the outreach and organizing manager at Educators for Fair Consideration in Oakland, CA. He was born in Durango, Mexico and came to the United States when he was four years old. With the unconditional love and support of his family and the guidance of many mentors, Arreola went on to study Political Science, History and Ethnic Studies at Santa Clara University, where he received a full scholarship. During his college career, Arreola was an outspoken leader on campus around issues of racism, inequality, and oppression. His work culminated in him becoming Executive Director of the Multicultural Center of Santa Clara University. Upon graduation, he was trained as a community organizer for racial and economic justice by the Center for Third World Organizing in Oakland, CA. As an undocumented immigrant himself, he utilizes his experiences to help empower and support other undocumented immigrants across the country.