Juan Jose Gonzalez began his career as an immigration rights organizer for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, where he mobilized voters and lobbied. He then served as the Chicago Director for Stand for Children Illinois, where he managed their advocacy efforts in Chicago and then as the Director of Youth and Education policy for the Chicago Mayor’s office.
These work experiences led Mr. Gonzalez to his current role as the Pathways Director for the Education Systems Center. Mr. Gonzalez is heavily involved in the implementation of the Illinois Postsecondary Workforce Readiness Act, and the implementation of the College and Career Pathways Endorsements framework in school districts and communities across the state.
Mr. Gonzalez received his B.A. at Princeton University and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School.