Theo Oshiro

Co-Executive Director, Make the Road New York


Theo Oshiro is Co-Executive Director of Make the Road New York, the largest grassroots community organization in New York, organizing and providing services to low-income and immigrant communities. Theo has been a leader in improving language-access policies in the city and state, working to pass comprehensive legislation to require interpretation and translation services to limited English Proficient people in healthcare and government settings. A Peruvian immigrant raised in Queens, he has often been recognized for his contributions to immigrant communities, winning the NY Lawyers for the Public Interest’s Felix A. Fishman Award. He helped lead MRNY’s expansion into Westchester, Nevada, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. He joined MRNY in 2005 after receiving a Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago.