Everardo Rodriguez has been a resident of North Fair Oaks for nearly 20 years. His education includes a MA in Library & Information Science from San Jose State University. He works as a specialist in Latino/Mexican American collections, and digital initiatives for the Stanford University Libraries. He has a keen interest in promoting a better life for all through volunteering and helps several projects in the Bay Area, including the Green Branch Library (an Oakland based nonprofit that provides environmental and social justice library materials to children); and Puente-Pescadero (a Stanford School of Education project that provides interpretation and counseling for immigrants during parent-teacher meetings in the rural town of Pescadero, California). He is also an occasional writing contributor for San Francisco’s oldest bilingual newspaper, El Tecolote; and a member of Son de la Bahia—a traditional Mexican music coalition with members from all over the Bay Area who support social and cultural events. As a member of the North Fair Oaks Community Council, Everardo hopes to help his community in sustaining and procuring resources to improve the residents’ quality of life, thus enhancing opportunities for advancement in education, labor, health, housing, and other basic human needs.