Héctor Beltrán is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from M.I.T. His dissertation ethnographically investigates the circulation of emerging forms of hacking and entrepreneurship between México and the San Francisco Bay Area. His research focuses broadly on the politics of race and creative economies.
Héctor is the founder of the Latina/os and Tech Initiative at the Center for Latino Policy Research. The initiative bridges dialogue between scholars from local universities, community workers, and representatives from Silicon Valley to help critically shape relevant policies aimed at increasing the number of people of color in tech.