Jaime Alonso is the Executive Director at Grid Alternatives, Inland Empire. Jaime Alonso was born and raised in the Coachella Valley. Like many in the region, he came from a family of Mexican migrant farmworkers. Raised in a trailer park in an unincorporated area of Riverside County, Jaime recognized early on that access to adequate housing, safe drinking water and reliable energy sources were not readily available. This recognition motivated him upon his return to the Coachella Valley after graduating from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2005 to become active with Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC).