Carlos Quiroz is the executive director for the Latino Leadership Council, a nonprofit organization helping the Latino community in Sacramento and Placer counties access and navigate health, education and youth development resources. Previously, he worked as a public outreach consultant on planning, land use and transportation projects throughout the region. Carlos earned his masters degree in health administration from the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University.
When Latino kids grow up not seeing doctors, cops or college professors that look like them, they begin to think that those are not viable career choices: Those are jobs for other people. It is hard to encourage anyone to go into those professions when they don’t know people already in them.