A native of New Mexico, Dr. Raymond Sandoval holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Washington. He has taught at several universities, including UCLA, the University of Colorado at Denver, the University of Santa Clara and New Mexico State University.
He served as the executive director of both the Colorado Institute for Hispanic Educational and Economic Development and the Reynaldo Martinez Institute for Leadership and Education (both think tanks). He also served as a special assistant to the majority leader of the House of Representatives of New Mexico and worked as a “coach” on a Ford Foundation community college project for six years.
His fields are minority politics, public policy and political economy. He has written extensively on the subjects of Latino culture and political economy, political and economic demographics, political change, affirmative action and the benefits of Latino immigration to the United States.