Community activism is a passion for Ontario’s Latino leader

Gustavo Morales grew up in Ontario, received a degree in psychology and decided to get involved in the future of his community. (Submitted photo).

ONTARIO – Growing up in Ontario, Gustavo Morales thought he would land a career in medicine. Instead, he became a trailblazer to empower diverse members of the community.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science in psychology with a neuroscience emphasis from Pacific University, Morales was accepted and enrolled in medical school at the age of 20.

Two years in, he took a leave of absence to pursue his master’s in business administration with the desire to set up his own practice. Morales moved back to his home in Ontario and enrolled at Boise State University.

Medical school is still on hold. Morales now is executive director of Euvalcree, an Ontario-based organization formed . . .