Restaurant Owner, Café International ; Finance Committee Chairman, Green Party of NJ
Juan and his parents moved to Newark from Ecuador, seeking a better life before his siblings were born. The challenges of living in a new place were coupled with unexpected obstacles, including a house fire, but his family became deeply rooted in Newark nonetheless. Family is his driving force every day as he works with partners to run his family’s restaurant, works at his day job with senior citizens, runs his marketing consultant company, and is starting his own family with his wife.
The family restaurant