Leoncio Vasquez Santos is interim executive director for the Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueño. Previously, he was the coordinator of the Indigenous Interpreters Project, as well as operations manager for the Fresno-based Oaxacan Indigenous Binational Front, which he joined in 1998. He speaks three languages: his native Mixteco, Spanish and English. He immigrated to the United States from San Miguel Cuevas at the age of 14. He studied at Kings River College while working in the fields on weekends and vacations, like his farm worker parents. He also studied at California State University, Fresno. He has worked as a Mixtec interpreter in judicial courts throughout California, as well as clinics, schools, and police departments.