Justin is a Southern California transplant, from Long Beach, CA, he moved to Northern California after accepting an offer to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz. Justin has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Economics. While attending UCSC Justin participated in many social justice discussions both in and outside the classroom. These types of discussions opened his eyes to the inequities we have in America today. After graduating from UCSC Justin went on to work in the non-profit sector, working at Janus of Santa Cruz and Encompass Community Services. Justin was drawn to HIP because the philosophies and ethics that HIP has align with Justin’s personal belief, that everyone is entitled to both physical and mental health care no matter the case. Justin plans on continuing his education to help improve his knowledge of the healthcare system, also using that knowledge to help folks navigate the healthcare system. One day he plans on making a significant change to the American system for the better. In Justin’s free time he enjoys living 4 blocks from the beach, surfing, and biking on beautiful West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz, CA.