Richard is collaborating with a team of local leaders to support parents and educators in West Contra Costa. Prior to joining GO Public Schools, he developed his passion for advocacy while engaging in efforts to build awareness of education issues in West Contra Costa. Richard started his career in Richmond, teaching multiple subjects at Nystrom Elementary School. As a Richmond teacher, he also worked alongside a dedicated principal and staff to implement a School Improvement Grant at Lincoln Elementary School, a designated transformation school. The son of Mexican immigrants, Richard is the first to graduate from college in his family.