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About Us

Hispanics Forward is a professional development program committed to bringing more Hispanic voices into the liberty movement. After a few years of working in Washington, D.C., we identified a diversity gap in this space and have sought to bridge that gap ever since. By founding Hispanics Forward, we hope to cultivate the next generation of Hispanic leaders who embrace the principles of free markets and individual liberty.

Meet our Team


Grauben Lara

Grauben previously worked on educational programs at Stand Together Fellowships. He also previously hosted his own podcast, Zocayo, which focused on bringing people together and learning from one another. Before Stand Together, he worked in audio and video production at the Mercatus Center.  


Alexandra Perez

Alexandra Perez is the federal government affairs manager at the R Street Institute where she manages outreach efforts for R Street’s energy and harm reduction policy teams. She is a native of Southern California and holds a master’s degree in public policy and bachelor's in political science from Pepperdine University.  

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