Luis Yataco

Job title: 
Data & Systems Manager
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Luis Yataco was born and raised in Peru before moving to California to complete his high school education. Although he did not consider pursuing a university education while in high school, he was lucky to find great mentors at his community college, where he also discovered his passion for education and promoting educational access. After transferring to UC Berkeley, he continued working with fellow students and was fortunate to find leadership opportunities at the Transfer Student Center, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and the Starting Point Mentorship Program. Understanding first hand the complexities and stress of navigating new academic institutions, he hopes that his experiences in higher education and passion for student advocacy can play a positive influence in the lives of those he serves.