Meet our officers 

J.J. Martinez
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President

J.J. is a philosophy major at the University of Texas at El Paso. He loves parliamentary procedure and wants to meet former U.K. House of Commons speaker John Bercow. He's the current communications director of the Texas College Democrats. He's probably watching ABC's The Bachelor. He's a decent piano player, definitely a Ravenclaw, and a lover of Adele.

Dominique Huerta
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Vice President

Dominique is a political science major with a women and gender Studies minor at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is a dog mom, Ravenclaw, and a horror movie enthusiast. When she’s not fighting for reproductive justice, she’s definitely listening to Harry Styles on loop. 

Aaren Marroquin
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Executive Director

Aaren is a political science student at the University of Texas at El Paso. He was an intern in the Texas State House of Representative’s District 76 office, where he worked on multiple district initiatives, in the Precinct 2 County Commissioner’s office, where he conducted multiple policy research projects and managed constituent correspondence, and in the El Paso City Council District 1’s office, where he aided in the coordination of the U.S./Mexico Sister Cities Summit. He is a member of UTEP’s Chicano/Pre-Law Society and serves as a student liaison for the Department of Political Science.

Daisy Gomez Cigarroa
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Secretary

Daisy is a proud alumna of UTEP. She has been a community organizer for the past 5 years and is excited to take on this role. She loves her niece, her family, possums, and anything One Direction (please ask her about Harry Styles).

Bryce Fugate
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Treasurer

Bryce is a recent El Pasoan after moving from Oklahoma in 2016. Bryce works as an engineer at the refinery in El Paso. He attended OU where he received degrees in petroleum engineering and international studies, and he also graduated from UTEP in 2018 with his MA in Latin American and Border Studies. Some of Bryce's favorite activities are brewery hopping, camping, and home renovation projects. He lives in Central El Paso with his two dogs, Polo and Rocky. 

Saul A. Fontes
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Parliamentarian

Saul is a Chicanx studies major at El Paso Community College. He enjoys learning about the issues facing Brown communities in the United States and has a great interest in the field of urban planning. He spends his free time thrifting, listening to old vinyl records, watching films, sports, and comedy specials. He finds inspiration in the writings of Malcolm X and Corky Gonzales. 

Sabrina Bustillos
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Chief of Staff*

Sabrina is a communication and women and gender studies student at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is a community organizer, and local city council staffer that enjoys advocating for voting rights, and reproductive justice. When she isn’t organizing, she enjoys riding her bike, collecting vinyl records and watching movies. She hopes to continue organizing, and eventually run for office. 

Johnny Ruffier
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Communications Director*

Johnny is a senior at Hanks High School and a future government major. He is an active competitor in Speech and Debate, and even more active on Twitter. In his spare time he loves listening to The Growlers or watching ABC’s Scrubs.

Matthew Gardea
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Policy Director*

Matthew is a senior at Horizon High School and will pursue a degree in business administration at the University of Texas at El Paso as a Terry Scholar. He enjoys marching band, windy days, as well as a good debate. In his spare time, you’ll probably find him watching episodes of Living big in a tiny house. He’s an environmental enthusiast and aims to live a sustainable lifestyle in a tiny house on wheels.

*Appointed officers

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