Legal Assistant

Juan is the son of two loving parents that devoted their careers to traveling around the world advocating for the most vulnerable individuals of society. He lived his early childhood in Quito, Ecuador, to then moved to Nairobi, Kenya where he spent his most memorable childhood years as the only Latin American in a large British elementary school. Later on, he moved back to Latin America and spent a few years between Ecuador and Panama, to then move to Santiago de Chile, where his family is originally from. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, he started working at the ‘Centro de Estudios Justicia y Sociedad’, as a project coordinator and researcher for projects related to social justice and human rights issues. Juan recently came to Arizona and joined the Florence Project in April 2020 and is very proud to now be part of a team committed to supporting and safeguarding individuals that are facing deportation and being unfairly persecuted. In his free time, Juan has a lot of fun walking and playing with his two dogs, reading, hiking, traveling, working on house projects, and cooking.