Ulysses joined the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) in 2023 as a Senior Supervising Organizer for the Housing and Consumer Justice Program (HCJP) and the Workers Justice Program (WJP). He joins LAJC with a decade of experience working with communities in the United States and Mexico. While his curiosity for sociology started as a staff writer for a bilingual cultural newspaper while in college, Ulysses’ passion for justice comes from working with communities in Northern Virginia, Arizona and Mexico.
He was pivotal in the development of the Role Models and Leaders Project, a Northern Virginia (NOVA) program in collaboration with George Mason University (GMU) that aimed at providing college preparation to underserved teenagers. He later started working with the Culmore community in as an organizer and lead a team to create the first ever Culmore Literacy Festival in 2009. Furthermore, Ulysses has also organized in Mexico and his efforts revolved around driver and pedestrian educational campaigns with the Guadalajara’s Department of Transportation.
Ulysses holds a B.A. in Government and International Politics with a concentration in Comparative Politics and a Minor in Latin American Studies from George Mason University (GMU). He is proud to have completed the Emotional Intelligence Certificate from Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), and outside of LAJC he enjoys a good day in nature, analyzing murals by Jose Clemente Orozco and preparing himself to one day be a WSOP bracelet holder.