Jesús envisions a society rooted in “In Lak’ech,” a Mayan ethos affirming: “You were my other me. If I harm you, I harm myself. If I love and respect you, I love and respect myself.” He believes people who reach for this oneness are less likely to harm other people interpersonally and systematically, which reduces dominations such as sexism, racism, and heterosexism. Inspirited by In Lak’ech, Jesœs strives to help people who are isolated, persecuted and silenced by such dominations gain healing, power, and agency; he frames them as not”people who struggle” but as “people who overcome.” As an undocumented American, Zapotec and scholar-activist at UC Berkeley, he seeks to use his fellowship to expand developmental opportunities available to marginalized peoples of the Bay Area in California. Jesœs uses meditation, writing, running, hiking, dancing and soccer to help him spiritually navigate the storms involved for social justice.