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Carlos Eduardo Ortega

Carlos Eduardo Ortega was born and raised in Patterson, California. Throughout high school, he was very involved in student government, launching the Tiger News Network and helping organize a forum to ask school board candidates their positions on different issues. After graduating from Patterson High School, he went on to study at UC Berkeley where he became involved in Media Production and Data Science organizations, completing a Bachelors in Cognitive Science in 2021. Currently, Carlos is a Data Engineer with Entidad, a startup focused on serving farm worker communities. Outside of work and LSC, he is launching Open Patterson, a Code for America Brigade, a volunteer civic tech organization.

Why did you choose to be a board member of LSC?

I have always tried to be involved in my community. Then, in 2019, I took a business course in Social Entrepreneurship where the professor told us that at some point in our life we should join a nonprofit board. So, when the opportunity to join the board of LSC, I knew I had to make the jump.

What do you love most about being on the LSC board?

My favorite thing so far, is how friendly, open, and how willing to teach everyone at LSC is.

What do you love most about living in Stanislaus County?

Living in Stanislaus has given me a community of friends, family, and mentors.

In what ways do you participate in the community?

I am helping launch Open Patterson, a Code for America Brigade.

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