Freddy is the Assistant Dean and Director of the Center for Social Justice & Civic Engagement at Holy Names University. He is also the founder and previous facilitator of the Artistic Ensemble of San Quentin (AESQ), which has performed several works at San Quentin that have drawn the praise of administrators, incarcerated people, and guests from the public, including two Best Actor/Actress Academy Award winners. Freddy is an innovative instructor with experience in facilitating project-based, equity-driven programs and he has taught broadly in California high schools, colleges, and prisons. He is a prolific creator and a published award-winning poet and performer whose works explore the everyday trauma of patriarchy and the intersections of the systemic forces of poverty, violence, power, incarceration, immigrant & indigenous trauma, gender oppression, and the criminalization of youth of color – as well as love, fatherhood, and resiliency. Freddy has performed at cultural centers and universities throughout the nation. Working with criminology professors, Freddy has also developed a multi-part Social Justice Informational Series. And he if the very proud papi of two.