Jose was born and raised in Mexico. He immigrated to Nashville in 1999 to work in his uncle’s restaurant. With a passion for the arts, Jose moved to Miami in 2008 to study acting. Upon returning to Nashville in 2013, Jose joined the TIRRC family as a volunteer at one of our citizenship assistance workshops and since becoming an active member in 2015, Jose has helped organized marches, nonpartisan voter registration activities, and led organizing committees. He joined staff full-time as the Outreach Coordinator in 2017 to manage TIRRC’s community education in the immigrant community.