Juan Trenado-Sandoval is the Outreach Coordinator at the Yetunde Price Resource Center. Growing up in a small rural town in California's Central Valley in a family of twelve taught Juan the inequalities that communities of color face and he resolved to voice these disparities. He became only the second person in his family of twelve to earn a bachelor's degree when he graduated from the University of California, San Diego, where he majored in Global Health and Biology. Before the Yetunde Price Resource Center (YPRC), he worked as a research assistant for the Health Frontiers in Tijuana (HFiT) Clinic in Tijuana, Baja California.
Juan's personal experience with tragic senseless acts of violence is what brought him to YPRC; in 2014, his youngest brother, Erain, was fatally shot by a group of young men who believed him to be a rival gang member. Erain was not a gang member and was set to start college the following fall. This experience taught Juan not only the trauma that so many people in communities like Compton face as a result of senseless violence, but how complex healing is and the mechanisms that can ease such a journey.
Juan is committed to supporting the mission of YPRC.