Phillip Loya

Phillip Loya

Fellows Program Recruitment Manager


CODE2040

San Francisco, CA USA


The only way to break down these barriers is through things like tech. You guys are the pioneers. You’re not the guinea pigs—you’re the astronauts.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Grew up in Boyle Heights in a low-income family.
He always loved school; while in high school, he did so well that he was invited to partake in a summer program at UC Berkeley.
After that summer, he knew that he wanted to go to Berkeley, and he wanted to find a job where he could help low-income, underrepresented students like himself.
Says without the help of his teachers and counselors, he probably wouldn’t have made it to college, let alone to Berkeley.
While he was at Berkeley, he volunteered with youth and worked for the same summer incentive program that had impacted him as a child.
One day, he saw a job posting for CODE2040’s student recruitment manager; he thought that was a perfect job for him, at a company that he believed in.
Says that being in the tech world has opened his eyes to the huge disparity in privilege and representation within that sphere.
His goal is to educate students and their families as to the massive opportunities a career in tech will afford them.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Political Science and Government, General
University of California-Berkeley
Career

Career

Fellows Program Recruitment Manager

I create programs and tools to get black and latino/a students excited about technology and computer science.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Technology
Technology
Helping People
Helping People

Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Single Parent
Single Parent

Grew up in a low income, single parent home. It was just my mom, sister, and me.

Gangs / Violence
Gangs / Violence

We grew up a block away from the projects. Gunshots every night, helicopters, all that stuff.