My road in life has been direct.
Was born in East Los Angeles, but grew up all over the southwest of the U.S. due to his father’s job constantly relocating them.
After graduating high school, he attended California State University, Long Beach where he majored in psychology with the goal of becoming a neuropsychologist.
While in college, he studied individuals with PTSD at the Veterans Hospital near campus—this experience helped him realize that a hospital environment wasn’t for him.
After graduating, he became interested in pursuing a career in law and technology, but after studying to get into law school, he realized that wasn’t for him either.
He realized that he needed to find something that merged his interests in philanthropy and technology utilizing his skills in management and teamwork.
In 2012, he and his roommate decided to co-found human-I-T, a nonprofit seeking to shrink the digital divide by donating used technology to people in need and increasing digital literacy.
When they first launched, they worked for free out of a cell phone repair shop lobby—they are now a multi-facility operation dedicated to disrupting the $40 billion e-waste/recycling industry.
He believes technology and digital skills are vital in creating value for yourself and is passionate about spreading access to these skills so that everyone has a place in the digital world.
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