Rising out of Salem Oregon, Omar is a proud 1st generation born Latino. His family relocated from Oaxaca, Mexico to Oregon. Proud of his Indigenous Mixteco heritage, Omar is empowered by his family, culture, and community.
Omar’s background and skills in non-profit, small business, and Latinx community development come to fruition here at PCUN as the Advocacy Organizer in the political department. He will be organizing and collaborating with the community to be more engaged in the legislative processes around issues that affect our Latinx and farmworker community. Currently, Omar is tackling a small business cohort project to empower local business leaders and organize them to be involved in the decision making process that affects their local ecosystem involving small business and economic development.
Aside from working with PCUN, Omar has been operating his own businesses for the last few years, teaches digital music, sits on an Advisory Board in Salem, and is a small business advisor for Chemeketa Community College.