Latinx Scholar Chat: Oscar Balvaneda

By: HFSV September 27, 2021

Our 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 and unveils their aspirations and their college journey, one conversation at a time.

In this video, we welcome Oscar Balvaneda, a 2019 scholarship recipient from San Jose State University. Oscar is the oldest of four and the first in his family to graduate from college. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Oscar knew right after college that he wanted to work for KLA, a process control leader using advanced inspection tools, metrology systems, and computational analytics located in Milpitas, CA. After applying and receiving a few no’s, Oscar kept in touch until he finally received a yes! Today, Oscar is a product engineer and hopes to be part of KLA’s Latinx employee resource group.

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