Bio

Birth Date: 08/03/1984
Place of Birth: El Paso, TX
High School: Montwood High School, El Paso
College Education: Bachelor’s of English, Minor in Journalism and Public Relations, New Mexico State University
Profession: Public Lands Advocate and Organizer

Gabriel Vasquez

Birth Date: 08/03/1984
Place of Birth: El Paso, TX
High School: Montwood High School, El Paso
College Education: Bachelor’s of English, Minor in Journalism and Public Relations, New Mexico State University
Profession: Public Lands Advocate and Organizer

Current Community & Civic Involvement

  • Appointed Member, United States Department of Agriculture, 2012 U.S. Forest Service Planning Rule Federal Advisory Committee
  • Founder, Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project
  • Secretary of the Board of Directors, Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks
  • New Mexico Coordinator, Latino Outdoors

Awards & Certifications

  • Leadership Las Cruces 2010, Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce
  • 1st Place, Headline Writing, New Mexico Press Association
  • 2nd Place, Headline Writing, New Mexico Press Association
  • 2nd Place, Business Writing, New Mexico Press Association
  • 1st and 2nd Place, Business Writing, National Newspaper Association
  • Certificate in Media Relations and Public Speaking, University of Notre Dame-U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Training Program

Past Involvement

  • Founding Member, Young Philanthropists of Southern New Mexico
  • Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Kitchen
  • Board Member, Downtown Las Cruces Partnership
  • Secretary of the Board of Directors, Hispano Chamber of Commerce de Las Cruces
  • Advisory Board Member, Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico
  • Organizer, For Unity Now Youth Leadership Conference
  • Celebrity Waiter, El Caldito Soup Kitchen

Career History

  • Vice President of Communications, First Focus Campaign for Children – Washington, D.C.
  • Field Representative, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich – Southwest New Mexico
  • Vice President of Public Relations, SameDay Security, Inc. – Las Cruces
  • Executive Director, Hispano Chamber of Commerce de Las Cruces – Las Cruces
  • Business Editor, The Las Cruces Bulletin – Las Cruces