Director @ Tech EDU
Sergio is the Director of the Tech EDU program at the Bixel Exchange – the innovation and technology center at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Sergio oversees the program design, strategy and operations of Bixel’s tech education and workforce development program. The Tech EDU team works with over 40 L.A.-based tech companies, 10 community colleges, 30 high schools and a variety of workforce system partners to develop career pathways to technology jobs with the goal of fostering an inclusive and diverse talent pool for companies in the region. Sergio comes with an extensive background in program management, philanthropy and strategic partnerships focused on the intersection of access, career development and innovation. While at the Michelson 20MM Foundation, Sergio sought out emerging ed-tech companies and their products, assessing their viability for pilot projects with local colleges and non-profit partners. While at 20MM, he launched Project #CodeTruck, a mobile lab coding tour, to expose underserved students in the LA area to programming and technology careers. A native of the Coachella Valley, Sergio graduated with honors from Stanford University in 2009 with degrees in Political Science and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.