Randy Jurado Ertll is the executive director for the California Latino Environmental Advocacy Network – CLEAN.
He graduated from Occidental College (majored in Politics and minor in Spanish) and obtained his Master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University (APU). He is the author of the books Hope in Times of Darkness: A Salvadoran American Experience, Esperanza en Tiempos de Oscuridad: La Experiencia de un Salvadoreno Americano, and The Life of an Activist: In the Frontlines 24/7 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers).
He has worked for the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), Central American Resources Center (CARECEN), Congresswoman Hilda Solis in Washington, D.C., Salvadoran American National Network, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District, Glendale Unified School District, and Pasadena Unified School District.
He has published numerous opinion columns in newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, La Opinion, HOY, San Diego Union Tribune, The Progressive Magazine, and the Houston Chronicle, and has been interviewed by networks such as NPR, CNN, PBS, Univision, and Telemundo. He has served as a board member for various non-profits.