Hugo Romero serves as Project Coordinator for the UCLA Labor Center on labor and immigrant issues. Recently, he successfully launched the UCI Community & Labor Project, a project dedicated to serving the research and educational needs of labor and community in Orange County. He has co-authored reports through the UCLA Labor Center and continues to work on upcoming publications. His passion for social and worker justice emerged from his experience working in the car wash industry, warehouse industry, and his involvement with the immigrant youth movement that led to the historic Executive Action by President Obama on June 15, 2012. Hugo currently serves on the Community-Editorial Board of the Voice of OC, participates in the Economic Roundtable, and volunteers his time with several non-profit and grassroot organizations.