By Roadtrip Nation

Gerardo Interiano


My road in life has taken me all over.
I was born in El Salvador, where I lived until moving with my family to Houson, Texas, at eight years old.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and then went on to law school.
After graduating from law school, I went straight into politics.
I spent four years in Washington D.C. working for a member of Congress, followed by two years working for a Speaker of the House in Texas.
From there, I moved into technology and got to be part of the first state government relations team at Google.
I spent six years with Google before moving to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to join Aurora, a self-driving technology company.
I started with Aurora as the head of government relations and have since moved up to my current role as vice president of government relations and public affairs.
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High School
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin


Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs

I lead government and public affairs programs for a self-driving technology company.

Career Roadmap

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Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

I spend time working internally with our teams to figure out what blockers they face in deploying our technology. As our product or engineering teams develop our technology, I seek to understand what they need from government in order to get that technology safely on the roads. Then I work with government to explain our technology and mission, understand their mission, goals, and concerns, and make sure we align for the most impact and benefits.


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"Why would you leave such a good job with a good manager to try something new?"