Aldair Pimentel is a third year Sociology and Chicano Studies double major at UCSB. He is from a small town in the central valley named Coalinga, where his parents moved to after immigrating from Mexico. He takes pride in his heritage and upbringing, growing up in a primarily Hispanic community that taught him his culture and instilled pride in him that he carries on until this day. Aldair grew up working with his father in the agricultural fields near his hometown, an experience that allowed him to grow as a person and appreciate the world around him at a young age. This same work also gave Aldair a passion and a desire to work with undocumented immigrants post-graduation, as a result of his experience working alongside some of the most hardworking and humble people he ever met in the fields.
On his free time, Aldair serves as the Outreach Chair for Hermanos Unidos, an on-campus organization that is geared towards the retention of Latinos/as in higher education. He is also passionate about sports, music, traveling, art and nature, consistently giving himself time to grow and appreciate the world around him via his hobbies and passions.