In addition to his professional work, Patrick has been involved in the community. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Chicano Scholarship Fund associated with the University of Utah. He serves as the chair for the Catholic Diocese overseeing the Committee for the Protection of Young People and Vulnerable Adults. He is the Treasurer for a local Knights of Columbus fraternal organization and works with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah.
Patrick enjoys reading, hiking, running, and spending time with his family in his spare time.
Paula moved to Salt Lake City and joined the Salt Lake City School District in July 2011. She worked in the Assessment and Evaluation Department as a Data Specialist working with Title I schools. She was the Assistant Principal at Escalante Elementary where she finds the diversity of the students and families to be invigorating. She was also the district’s Title I Coordinator. Paula is currently part of the School Support Team for the Utah Education Policy Center at the University of Utah.
Paula holds a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah, a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Utah State University, an Associate Degree and an Applied Associates Degree in Business Administration from the College of Eastern Utah.
Paula is a former President of the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology and a former President of the Carbon County Gifted and Talented Association. Paula is a big advocate for underserved populations in schools and the community at large. It is Paula’s goal to help students establish an excellent foundation so they can become strong active citizens.
Jose was appointed as a commissioner on volunteerism by Lieutenant Governor Bell’s Utah Commission on Volunteers in 2010, and as a commissioner to the office Multicultural Affairs by Governor Herbert, 2012. Currently, Jose is living his dream as the full time Executive Director of Latinos in Action (LIA), a non-profit he built from the ground up since 2001, and which officially became a non-profit organization in 2010. LIA is currently implemented in 110 schools across Utah, Idaho, Washington, Texas, and Florida. LIA’s mission is to empower Latino youth to be college and career ready through culture, service, leadership, and excellence in education. Most recently, LIA was honored as a Bright Spot by the White House Center for Excellence in Hispanic Education.
Jose is married to Jaymilyn Bonnett Enriquez and is the father of 5 children: 4 girls and one boy.
When Jenny isn’t working toward social justice in a school setting, she is doing community advocacy work. She is the former President of the Utah Coalition of La Raza, served as the Chair of the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission and was a fellow at the National Institute of Latino School Leaders (UnidosUS). Jenny earned a BA in Spanish from the University of Utah and a Master of Education from Westminster College.