American Leadership Forum
Incoming Fellow Class LVI
Carlos Duarte is a Mexican immigrant who has worked on progressive social change for the past 25 years, both in Mexico and the United States. He has led efforts to register, educate and mobilize thousands of voters in Arizona, Texas and Florida. Carlos co-founded the Emerging Latino Leaders program and is the former Texas State Director and current Chief Development Officer at Mi Familia Vota. As a member of several local, state and national coalitions, he is actively organizing to overcome efforts that hinder our democracy including restrictive voter ID, gerrymandering that dilutes people of color’s political voice, and other anti-immigrant legislation. Carlos has taught at higher education institutions in Mexico and the U.S. and has served on numerous boards and commissions. Carlos holds a Master’s degree in Social and Industrial Psychology, a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Social and Cultural Anthropology.