Gabriel Vasquez was born in El Paso, Texas. He is a first-generation American with roots in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Journalism and Public Relations from New Mexico State University.
Gabe has a wide range of experience working in the private and public sectors in Las Cruces and has a long history of community service and volunteerism. His professional experience includes working as the business editor of the Las Cruces Bulletin, executive director of the Hispano Chamber of Commerce de Las Cruces, as vice president of public relations for a local medical monitoring device company, and as an aide to U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich. Vasquez has also worked in Washington, D.C., as a communications director and public policy expert for a nonpartisan children’s advocacy organization.
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