A one-time student of the Watts Towers Arts Center, Oscar has spent a career working in the nonprofit sector, being driven by a desire to help people and serve his community. A graduate of UCLA with a degree in English, Oscar has put his writing talents to use in technical writing, grant reports, and proposals. Oscar is a single father of two boys with Autism, growing and learning about the disorder and how to be a parent to children with Autism, discovering how to advocate for them and acquiring the knowledge to navigate the many hurdles and bureaucracies that that befall parents of children with Autism. Oscar is now currently working in special education, where he can use his experience as a parent to help more students with compassion, understanding and dedication. Oscar’s writing has been published in literary journals, college newspapers, and technical reports. For the past few years Oscar has served on the board of various non-profits and been an active participant and parent advocate in the autism community. Oscar lives and works in South Los Angeles.