Digital Organizer / Organizador Digital
Jose Carmona grew up in New York City as part of an immigrant family, where he saw firsthand how critical having access to health care is, which is what motivated him to join Center for Health Progress. He started as a graphic designer and digital marketer, creating digital content for the Latino community and to promote social justice issues. Jose’s first foray into the nonprofit world was in 2006 as a volunteer illustrator for a grassroots newspaper in New York called The Indypendent. He moved to Colorado in 2011, continuing his career at a digital marketing start-up in Denver and later with Medtronic–Covidien, designing packaging for medical equipment. In 2017, Jose was part of creating digital media guidelines and training videos for the Colorado Rapid Response Network on how to spot and report ICE activity. That same year, Jose was Digital Organizer for Colorado People’s Action (CPA), working on the Congressional District 6 campaign to elect a new Aurora congressional representative. During his time with CPA, he focused on interviewing members for digital storytelling campaign and base building. Jose graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration from the Parsons School of Design in 2003.