Antonio works on issues related to Colombia, Cuba, and Central America and also serves as our financial associate. Born and raised in Puerto Rico with mixed Iranian and Puerto Rican heritage, he has always felt a strong, albeit complex, connection to the Latin American community. He graduated from Georgetown University with a BA in Government and a double minor in Persian and Linguistics. As a student, he developed an interest in activism by working for Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice. In the past, Antonio has interned for the U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA7). However, it was his work at the Democracy Alliance, a nonprofit fighting for a just democracy, fair economy, and sustainable planet, that ignited his interest in grassroots organizing and movements and brought him to LAWG.