Luis Sandoval

Luis Sandoval

Executive Director

Building Skills Partnership

Los Angeles, CA USA

There’s something to learn about serving others.


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Luis Sandoval


My road in life has been direct.
I grew up in Salinas, California, and was the son of farmworkers.
I wasn’t a great student throughout secondary school but I really flourished in college—I realized that I liked to learn and do research.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in social behavioral sciences from California State University, Monterey Bay.
After graduating, I started my career in public service doing outreach work and providing services to the community I came from.
I’ve since built my career in public service.
I currently serve as the executive director for Building Skills Partnership, which helps to improve the quality of life for property service workers and their families.
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High School
Social Behavioral Sciences
California State University, Monterey Bay


Executive Director

I lead efforts to support property service workers throughout California.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People

Day to Day

I'm responsible for implementing a vision set our by our Board of Directors, financial planning and forecasting, and speaking to donors. I help staff with organizational planning to deliver programming. I also set the direction for operations and programs.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

There are multiple paths to becoming an executive director of an organization. I'd recommend an undergraduate degree and experience in the nonprofit sector. I'd also recommend a graduate degree in organizational leadership or MBA.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

Nonprofit Leadership
Organizational Leadership