Lawrence Sanchez is an educator, student holistic health and wellness advocate, social activist, musician, and practicing astrologer in Los Angeles, California. He has been in education for 14 years, 12 of those years spent serving the special education community of the Los Angeles harbor area, and currently works as a guest teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He recently started and sponsors a student club, Calm Club, dedicated to empowering youth through the exploration and practice of self-care modalities, including mindfulness, breathwork, and meditation.

Sanchez is a co-founder of California Educators for Medical Freedom (CAEMF), a diverse and inclusive non-partisan grassroots coalition of California education employees. Initiated in January 2021 by a small group of LAUSD educators, organizing resistance to the LAUSD vaccine mandate for all employees as a condition of employment, CAEMF has grown significantly to include the full spectrum of education employees, with members, allies, and partners across the Golden State. CAEMF strongly opposes medical mandates of any kind and stands firmly in asserting that no human being should ever be forced to take a medical intervention against their will.

Aside from his passion as an educator and activist, Sanchez enjoys spending time with his wife of 16 years, communing with nature every chance they get. He is a consummate “student of life” with a voracious appetite of interests and subjects, including but not limited to, the arts and music, explorations in consciousness, metaphysics, philosophy, shamanism, and spirituality. Sanchez has a counseling astrology practice, dedicated to serving others in their exploration of the mystery of Self, and on their paths toward healing and wholeness.

Sanchez earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in human services with a concentration in mental health recovery, graduating with honors from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a certified Level II Usui Reiki practitioner and is pursuing a Master of Social Work degree.