Edgar Aranda-Yanoc currently works with the Legal Aid Justice Center's Immigrant Advocacy Program as Community Educator. He is the Chair of the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) and member of the Executive Committee of the National Day laborer Organizing Network (NDLON). In 2011, he received a Practitioner Fellowship from the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor of Georgetown University. Prior to his work in the United States, he was a practicing lawyer in Peru. Mr. Aranda-Yanoc has received recognition and support for his leadership in serving immigrant communities through the following awards: a Partnership for Equity Grant issued by the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, the Professor Samuel Gyandoh Award from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, and the 2010 Linowes Leadership Award of the Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Law from the University of Ancash in Peru "Santiago Antunez de Mayolo. He is a graduate of the LL.M. Program for Foreign Lawyers at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.