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Aaron a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, earned his B.S. in Political Science in 2009 from DePaul University in Chicago, IL and his J.D. from Western State College of Law in Irvine, CA, in 2015.
In 2016, Aaron was an organizer with the Colorado Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign where he worked to organize, engage, and empower Latinos in Northeast Colorado to participate in the political process and exercise their right to vote. Currently, Aaron is an attorney and political consultant in the Coastal Bend region of Texas where he works to promote young, emerging Latino candidates and elected officials.
In addition to his work with Jolt, Aaron is on the Board of Directors for the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, and is a Board Member with the Young Professionals of the Coastal Bend.
Aaron become Board Chair of Jolt Action in January 2022, and is committed to bolstering Jolt’s positive impact in our community not only through voter empowerment, but also in the areas of art, culture, and leadership.
Lorely De León is a journalist, editor, photographer, nonprofit marketer, and multimedia producer. Lorely is among the first in her family to graduate from college. She currently holds the position of spokesperson and Assistant Director of Communications and Public Relations at AVANCE-Houston, a nonprofit organization committed to empowering low-income families with the skills and knowledge they require to break the cycle of poverty. Lorely has over 16 years of experience in media relations and has written numerous articles for popular weekly newspapers aimed at Houston’s Latino community. She has also produced over 100 educational videos on various topics and created news packages to showcase in Mexico and Central America. Throughout her career, Lorely has interacted with and interviewed numerous individuals, including authors, reviewers, political leaders, athletes, and singers, which she finds to be an exciting and dynamically advancing field. Lorely’s work has been featured in various outlets such as SemanaNews, ESPN Radio, the University of Houston Athletic Department, Cadena 3 (Mexico), and the Houston Dynamo. As the editor-in-chief of La Prensa de Houston, one of the largest newspapers for Latinos in Houston, she excelled in covering important news at the local, national, and international levels.
Patrick Moreno-Covington is a Program Officer with Rockwell Fund, a private, place-based philanthropy based in Houston, Texas. As a Program Officer, Patrick works with community-based organizations to drive equitable outcomes for Houstonians in the health, housing and education spaces. He uses his position to advance community and power building efforts, promote innovative solutions to systemic challenges and center equity and community voice across each of Rockwell’s funding priorities.
Patrick is a proud native Houstonian with a passion for social justice and alternative forms of knowing whose interests have led him to roles in nonprofit administration, freelance journalism and narrative development. Prior to joining Rockwell Fund, Patrick worked with the Houston Endowment’s Learning and Evaluation and Program Teams on a variety of initiatives including Civic Engagement, Out-of-School Time, and Hate Crimes and Violence.
Outside of work, Patrick can be found watching, reading and listening to all things Liverpool F.C., enjoying watching his son playing baseball and biking around to his favorite places in Houston’s Fifth Ward and East End.
Patrick holds a B.A. in History-Political Science from Colorado College and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from New York University where his research focused on Afro-Mexicans and the legacy of the first Free Slave Town of the Americas Yanga, Veracruz.