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Omar Leal

Originally from San Jose, Omar spent the past 8 years in Minnesota, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Macalester College and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. He was involved with various Latinx nonprofits and focused his work primarily on community engagement, advocacy, and youth development. While in graduate school, Omar gained tools to be more effective in collaborative systems change work with public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Omar is excited to return to the Bay Area and focus on using his experience to create spaces of equity that center community voices and knowledge.