Rep. Sánchez Invites Local School Counselor to Washington, DC as State of the Union Guest

February 3, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DCTomorrow, U.S. Rep. Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38) will attend the State of the Union address with Humberto Solorio, a high school counselor from Whittier, California.

Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Humberto Solorio came to the United States at the age of two as an undocumented immigrant. Through the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, he became a permanent resident and then eventually a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1995. Solorio holds a degree in Sociology from UCLA, as well as a Master’s Degree in School Counseling and Leadership from Cal State LA. Solorio has worked at California High School since 2002. He lives in Whittier with his two daughters, Sophia and Emma.

“School counselors play such a critical role for students, providing social-emotional and academic support,” said Rep. Sánchez. “Unfortunately, nearly one in five students do not have access to a school counselor at all. During National School Counseling Week, I could not be prouder to have Humberto attend the State of the Union with me. We need more counselors like Humberto who go to work every day to guide, inspire, and motivate students.”

Congresswoman Sánchez is a leading advocate for the importance of school counselors in America’s high schools. She is the author of the Put School Counselors Where They’re Needed Act, which provides funding for additional counselors in high schools with high drop-out rates. She also introduces a resolution each year recognizing National School Counseling Week.