Alberto Avalos

Innovation and Technology Program Manager @ Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Alberto Avalos is the Innovation and Technology Program Manager at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation where he is bridging the natural technological abilities in our communities and the need for a more diverse pool of talent in the tech industry. Through partnerships with leading tech companies, Alberto leads sophisticated programs that engage both students of color in public schools, and young professionals of color eager to enter a career in STEM. Alberto Co-Founded the Code as a Second Language (CSL) national initiative that focuses on introducing communities of color to computer programming and making technical training and careers accessible. As the Innovation and Technology Program Manager, Alberto has been able to increase CSL’s presence to 25 top U.S. cities, impacting thousands of students. He was named the 2016 Coors Light Leader of the Year for his achievements as an emerging Latino leader. He also serves on the Advisory Committee for Diversity for the Computer Science Teachers Association and Code.Org’s CSEdWeek Advisory Committee.