Born in Cali, Colombia, Walter has a 21-year career in civic engagement and has spent over a decade dedicated to community organizing and activism. Walter enjoys empowering the community by promoting voter registration and participation. Most recently Walter was able to pass a local law on property forfeiture in NYC. He was the first in his family to go to college and is a Higher Education Opportunity Program alum. He is particularly interested in fighting for social justice and building a society that is equitable for all people, regardless of race or social class. Walter hopes to share his breadth of knowledge around membership base building and community mobilization initiatives with community partners.