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    Ruben Andrade has been the superintendent of César E. Chávez National Monument since 2013, where he is responsible for the operations of the national monument, in partnership with the National Chavez Center. Andrade grew up in a family of farmworkers near Dixon, CA, and worked in the fields during his school breaks. His interests in Cesar Chavez and the farmworker movement stem from those early personal experiences. Andrade previously served as superintendent of Minuteman Missile NHS in South Dakota. He has also worked at Lyndon B. Johnson NHP, Fort Union NM, Carlsbad Caverns NP. Prior to joining the NPS, Andrade worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Pine Flat Lake near Fresno, served in the US Army, and received bachelor’s and master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento