Dr. Jerry Garcia was raised in Quincy, Washington to parents who worked in agriculture most of their lives and is a proud migrant child and is first gen everything. After serving 3 years in the U.S. Army, Dr. Garcia began his educational journey and eventually received his Ph.D. in Mexican and Chicano history from Washington State University. Prior to joining Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Dr. Garcia held academic appointments with Iowa State University, Michigan State University, and was the Director of the Chicano Education Program at Eastern Washington University. As Vice President of Medical Education, Dr. Garcia oversees Sea Mar’s medical education, the new Sea Mar Chicana/o and Latina/o Cultural and History Museum. Dr. Garcia also promotes and advocates for educational opportunities for the Chicano and Latino community through such programs as the Latina/o Educational Achievement Project (LEAP). Dr. Garcia’s research focus is Chicana/o History, Labor, Latin American and Mexican History, Asians in the Americas, immigration, empire, masculinity, and race in the Americas. He has authored five books and over 15 articles on his research interests. Please visit jerrygarcialives.com for more details on Dr. Garcia’s research and general interests.