Alan was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Growing up, Alan has always been aware of his identities and how they’ve shaped who he is today. Living as first-generation, disabled, queer, and Indigenous (Zapotec Oaxacan, Mexico) has been important for him to recognize how he navigates the world. He currently attends the College of Southern Nevada where he is studying as a criminal justice major and will be receiving his associate’s in criminal justice in Spring 2020. He has a passion in uplifting marginalized communities through law, policy, and social justice. Since he was 15, Alan has done working lobbying public officials from the Nevada State Legislature where he has introduced his own bill, to lobbying Congress annually on various issues including LGBTQ+ issues, racial justice, immigration, and more. Alan plans to attend law school after undergrad and practice law either as an immigration attorney or public defender. He is hopeful that as a practicing attorney, he can work within the Las Vegas community to create a pro-bono law non-profit organization dedicated to serving marginalized communities in Las Vegas with free and low-cost legal assistance. Eventually, Alan plans to run for office to serve as a Nevada State Legislator and U.S. Senator for the State of Nevada. Alan will continue to advocate for his communities at home and around the country. Alan’s hopes is that one day, we are one step closer in creating a world that is safe, just, and equitable for all.