U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced that Encinitas native and Paralympic Athlete, Joel Gomez, is the June Constituent of the Month. A 2021 graduate of Classical Academy High School, Joel was born with blue cone monochromacy, a rare genetic eye condition that has rendered him legally blind and color blind. Joel was also born with a passion for athletics. This passion has taken Joel, now a medal award-winning member of the United States Paralympic Track and Field team, to races in Switzerland, Peru, Dubai, and hopefully Tokyo soon. Joel is currently preparing to represent the United States as a member of Team USA once again at the Tokyo Paralympics. Joel is an accomplished student and is set to attend Purdue University this fall, where he intends to study industrial engineering.