Armando Arriaga Munoz was born in Puebla City, Mexico. After traveling to Guatemala at the age of sixteen to spend six months teaching Spanish to indigenous groups, he migrated to the United States in pursuit of greater opportunities and became a United States Citizen in 2018. Armando graduated and received a bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon University in 2015 with a major in international studies and a minor in humanities. While at WOU, he was an active member of the Anthropology Club, International Club, and African Club and completed the Healthcare Interpreting Program in partnership with Salem Health. After graduation, Armando went on to spend a year of service with the Americorps Campus Compact Program based out of Chemeketa’s Woodburn Campus.
Beginning his work journey in the United States as a farmworker, Armando has aspired to be in a position to build up and support our Latinx and farmworker community. As the Development Director, Armando will be working with the team to continue PCUN’s legacy to end exploitation and all of its effects it has had on farmworkers through driving up memberships, providing donor support, and maximizing grant and fundraising opportunities to best serve our Latinx and farmworker community.