Luis M. Aragon is the President of the Board of Directors of Border Angels and President of the Board of Directors of Teatro Mascara Magica (TMM).
Aragon retired from the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office in 2016 after 30 years as a Deputy District Attorney. Aragon was one of America’s first hate crimes prosecutor and helped write California’s anti-hate crime law. His work in civil rights has been highlighted in national publications, including the American Lawyer, Readers Digest and television’s Forensic Files. Aragon created San Diego's Hate Crime task force comprised of community groups, law enforcement and government to fight and prevent hate violence. The task force continues today.
Aragon has served as Director and Vice President of the San Diego County Bar Association; President of San Diego’s La Raza Lawyers Association; Vice President of San Diego County's Child Abuse Foundation; Director and Secretary of the San Diego County District Attorney’s Association and as Director and Vice President of San Diego’s Balboa Park, “Centro Cultural De La Raza". He's received the San Diego County Bar Association's “Public Lawyer of the Year"; the San Diego Theatre Arts Counsel's “Star” Award and the San Diego District Attorney’s “Outstanding Prosecutor” Award.
Aragon is active in the arts as an ASCAP composer and civic leader. He composed the music and co-authored the book for two musicals, ELENA and FELONS! and co-authored CAFÉ CORONADO, a stage play. He recently wrote the music and book for his musical, LOVING CUPID.
Of his work with Border Angels, Aragon said, 'I am privileged to serve with Border Angels, its mission of love and compassion and its fearless rejection of racism, nativism and hate.”
Aragon earned his B.A. degree from Yale University and studied law at Georgetown Law School and Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Luis has two children, both college graduates.