First-gen engineering scholar lands at Slack

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Published: Monday, August 2, 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 Andres Medrano, a first-generation scholar who graduated from Oxnard Community College and UC Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Today, Andres works at Slack as a software engineer. As he continues to navigate the workforce as a Latino engineer in tech, he shares with us his perspective on what it's like to be a first-generation college graduate.

"You are your biggest supporter. What you think, is what you become." - Andres Medrano

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