Ricardo co-coordinates the Law Center’s education, research, advocacy, and advice for equitable, democratic enterprises. Programs and projects include the Worker Coop Academy,, policy advocacy at the local and state level, building a cooperative support ecosystem, and much more! He endeavors to co-create policies, structures, and institutions that empower communities to liberate themselves from systems of economic and social oppression. He is currently on the board of the California Center for Cooperative Development and the Board President of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives. He’s also becoming a lawyer without going to law school through the California Law Office Study Program (