Community Engagement OFFICER
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Eduardo started working for the Foundation in August 2012. In 2015, he transitioned to NWHF's program team through a Philanthropy Northwest Momentum Fellowship. In his current role as Community Engagement Officer, Eduardo collaborates with NWHF's program team to carry out many of NWHF's initiatives. Major areas of work include building long-term relationships with school, community and funding partners; serving as the project coordinator for the Oregon Active Schools fund; providing support for the Health & Education Fund; event coordination and the integration of these efforts with other Foundation programs.
Before joining NWHF, Eduardo was a SUN Community School Coordinator, where he managed over 40 culturally specific and not-for-profit community organizations at a local North Portland Middle School.
Eduardo is fluent in Spanish, a graduate of the University of Portland, Portland Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Leadership Program Class V participant, and Latino Network Unidos for Oregon cohort III participant.
Eduardo is engaged in the community through his volunteer work on the Nonprofit Association of Oregon board of directors, Stand for Children Beat the Odds Scholarship Committee, and formerly as a Friday Forum Steering Committee member for City Club of Portland and co-chair for Just Portland. He serves on several culturally specific and LGBTQ focused organizations and actively participates in district and statewide education focused collaboratives and steering committees.
His family is originally from Baja California, Mexico, but he grew up in El Centro, California as the youngest of three men.
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