Born and raised in “Calibama”, Eric has ties to the West and the South (which usually makes for interesting conversations). Presently he is one of two registrars at UA’s Graduate School, serving master’s and doctoral students across more than 120 degree programs. Eric lives in Hoover, Alabama with his wife, Monica and their two boys, Diego and Luca. His reason for joining the Latinx Caucus? "There is strength in numbers." When arriving in a new city, at another conference, it is a comfort to identify with a familiar face and all of the shared history and personal stories that often accompany it.