There hasn’t been an action at UCLA campus where I haven’t seen Enrique. Enrique is always there, standing up with his coworkers, making his voice heard, and making us all feel like a family.

Enrique was born in LA to immigrant parents from México. Raised in a predominantly Latinx neighborhood, he took pride in being a Chicano and made sure to protect those around him. A value that has benefited those around him.

He has volunteered at the local Library in El Cereno teaching kids how to read; Assisted with after school Youth programs at the Recreation and Parks Department; Is the Chair of AFSCME 3299’s Immigration Committee; Vice President for Service on our Executive Board; Organized with his church to help meet his community housing and meal needs, and has volunteered at plenty of 3299’s food drives during the Pandemic.

As a single dad to his 13-year old daughter, it’s important to Enrique to show her the importance of protecting their community. Enrique is also a muralist with the city of Los Angeles, his art reflects the local community leadership and accomplishments and his culture. When he’s not painting, at church, on a 3299 picket line, or on dates with his daughter, you can find him at UCLA as a Sr. Custodian ready to work and serve the UCLA community.