Humberto Gurmilan was born in Chula Vista,
California, and is passionate about communication and serving his
community. Prior to serving as Press Secretary for Supervisor Nora
Vargas and District 1, he worked as a journalist for Telemundo in San
Diego and as a Journalism and Communications professor at San Diego
City College and Southwestern College.
community involvement spans nearly two decades and includes work for
various boards and organizations. He served on the Board of Directors
for Access to Independence, he is a currently a member of the San
Diego Mobility Board, the California School Boards Association
Delegate Assembly, and the San Ysidro School District Governing
Humberto survived a traumatic spinal cord injury
in his youth and is now an advocate for people with disabilities. He
founded the Gurmilan Foundation, a nonprofit organization to help
empower individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential,
is a self-published author, and shares his story and passion for
surfing to inspire others.
Humberto holds an M.A. in
Strategic Communication from National University and a B.A. in
Communication from San Diego State University. He’s driven to maximize
his second chance at life and his hope is to make a positive change in
the lives of others.
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