LA_MarathonJesús David Orozco, better known as “Chuy” (pronounced “Chewy”) was born and raised in the Westside, attended Loyola High School, and graduated from UC Berkeley, where he began his work in education advocacy. For five years, he managed the Mar Vista Family Center’s higher education program by developing a college prep curriculum and creating a college-going culture. Since then, Chuy has worked as a community organizer with the Latino Policy Coalition and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, providing them with key leadership in campaigns to increase college retention and graduation rates, and entrepreneurship symposia to foster community development by partnering with nonprofits, businesses, schools and neighborhoods. Chuy brings Field Deputy experience having recently worked for Councilmember Paul Koretz, serving the neighborhoods of Century City, Cheviot Hills, Rancho Park and West LA.

Chuy continues to mentor high school and community college students through Montebello Unified School District’s College Bound Today program, and enjoys training for half and full marathons during his leisure time.