Juan Cuba (Miami)
Juan Cuba was born in Lima, Peru and was three years old when his parents immigrated to the United States in search of a better future. His parent's taught him the value of hard work and determination. And it is his family's struggle that fuels his passion for social justice. After graduating from Florida International University, he joined Barack Obama's presidential campaign. He traveled to Iowa, Chicago, Texas and West Virginia during the primaries and was named Regional Field Director of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties in the general election.
After the election, Cuba joined the Obama Administration as a Staff Assistant in the White House Office of Urban Affairs and then as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Among his many accomplishments, Juan is most proud to have coordinated HUD's domestic violence policy and was the point person in drafting the legislative recommendations for the 2011 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Juan moved back home to Miami at the end of 2011 to work on the President's re-election campaign as State Deputy Field Director. He became the is now the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party where he is building a long-term progressive political infrastructure.