Juan Rangel is a Senior Associate at D&P Creative Strategies and represents our clients' interests on Capitol Hill. Juan assists in the development of strategies for clients and works with third party organizations on policy issues.
Most recently, Juan served as Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez and focused his portfolio on issues impacting the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the LGBT Equality Caucus as well as issues related to immigration, labor, housing, civil rights, and homeland security. He spent three years on Capitol Hill forging key relationships with staffers, outside advocacy groups, and consultants to provide sound strategy ideas and policy recommendations for the Congresswoman. Through his legislative portfolio, involvement as member of the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association and the Congressional LGBT Staff Association, and the Congresswoman’s leadership positions, his network expands multiple offices and caucuses.
Prior to Capitol Hill, Juan worked for the National Immigration Law Center and developed valuable skills in understanding the operations of nonprofits, the role of outside coalitions, and the ability to enact change through strong advocacy efforts.
Juan holds a B.A. in Political Science and Latino Studies from the University of Notre Dame where he continues his involvement as member of the Institute for Latino Studies Advisory Council and an alumni mentor for summer interns. He received the Rev. A. Leonard Collins, C.S.C. leadership award there for his successful efforts to bring in undocumented students into the student population and as well as initiatives to make the university more inclusive toward students of color, LGBTQ students, and students for low socioeconomic statuses. Juan was born in Jalisco, Mexico and grew up in Kerman, California where his family worked as farmworkers.