Director of Domestic Programs
Mario Enríquez currently serves as the Director of Domestic Programs for the LGBTQ Victory Institute. For the past seven years, Mario has had the opportunity to serve as a national speaker, workshop presenter, and host to various organizations and institutions of higher education. In 2010, Mario moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Latino civil rights organization. Mario was then selected as a Coro Fellow of Public Affairs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With Coro, he joined a group committed to public service and ethical leadership to acquire cross-sector experience in nonprofit, government, and business sectors. In 2017, he completed a year-long graduate fellowship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) where he worked for both sides of Congress: the U.S. Senate HELP Committee for ranking member Patty Murray (D-WA) and for House Representative, Eric Swalwell (D-CA). He received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and a Master’s in Public Administration from the USC Price School of Public Policy in Los Angeles. Mario aspires to establish a youth leadership institute, a scholarship program, and run for elected office in California’s Central Valley in the near future.