Juan Vargas is an Escondido resident who is actively seeking change within his community. Currently, he works as the Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Principal and Academic Dean at Del Lago Academy within the Escondido Union High School District. He also serves as part of the Executive Committee for the North County Immigration Task Force. Prior to this, he worked as a project manager and sales representative for a construction company.
Unhappy with the situations his community continues to face in regards various social issues, especially immigrant rights, he left the customer service field in pursuit of a career that would allow him to volunteer his time and be active in the community. He went back to school where he worked to obtain an Associates Degree in General Studies with an Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences and intends to continue towards obtaining a bachelors degree in Sociology.
Juan is also a part of the music and arts community; regularly performing in a band throughout San Diego County. Together with other members in the North County music and arts scene, he is in the process of creating an arts collective who through art and music bring light to issues throughout our communities and revitalizes youth interest in organizing for change. As a first generation Chicano and a father of two, Juan dreams of creating a community that fosters progressive change for generations to come.