Juaquin is the Associate Director of College Guidance Albuquerque Academy. He was the founding Executive Director of Horizons Albuquerque, a nonprofit transformative, tuition-free educational enrichment program that serves students from low-income families. He brings previous college admission, teaching, and directing experience as the creator of Bosque School’s College Counseling program. A native of New Mexico who was the first in his family to leave New Mexico to attend and graduate from Wesleyan University, CT, Juaquin is a respected leader in the community. He is on the Council of the Hispano Philanthropic Society and in recognition of his outstanding college counseling, he received the Yale Educator of the Year Award. Most recently, Juaquin was awarded the Albuquerque Business First Diversity Leader Award and selected as one of the 40 Under Forty honorees. He was also selected as a Líderes Fellow in 2019 with Hispanics In Philanthropy and received the Horizons National Leader of the Year Award. Juaquin was selected by the Council on Foundations as one of 51 philanthropy professionals to participate in a Career Pathways leadership development program.