Jesus was born in Bakersfield, CA and has lived in Lamont most of his life. He has been involved in various civic organizations. In 2012, he began his community organizing work in partnership with the Dolores Huerta Foundation. There he was trained in strategic skill development in community organizing. After his training, he was a lead community organizer in Kern County, addressing youth issues that included: teen pregnancy prevention and advocacy to reverse juvenile school suspensions. He organized house meetings, action events and outreach activities that had a profound impact in the community. He joins Clean Water Fund to build extensive knowledge in oil and gas pollution and the negative impacts in his community. He will be the on the ground organizer for Clean Water Fund’s oil and gas advocacy.