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Latinx Scholar Chat: Miguel Cruz

By: HFSV September 27, 2021

The Latinx Scholar Chat is an interview series with our 399 Latinos in Technology Scholarship Recipients, and the President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, Ron Gonzales. The interview series gives you a glimpse into our scholars’ lives, unveils their aspirations, and their college journey, one conversation at a time.

In this video, we welcome Miguel Cruz, a 2020 scholarship recipient currently pursuing a Chemical Engineering degree at the University of California – San Diego. Miguel shares with us how his mindset shifted when he attended a Jose Valdez Math Institute program in middle school. “It’s probably not a stretch to say that I wouldn’t be here without organizations like Jose Valdez and the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley who continue to help our underserved communities.” As he continues to navigate college Miguel expresses interest in our Conexiones program, a mentorship opportunity we launched last year where we connect our scholars with a Latinx professional in the high tech industry.

You don’t want to miss out on this conversation between Miguel Cruz and Ron Gonzales.

Friendly reminder, the Latinos in Technology Scholarship is now accepting applicants. The Deadline to apply is Friday, March 19, 2021. Be sure to share! View application now.