Hector, a native of Mexico City, is a USC graduate student and candidate for the Dollinger Master of Real Estate Development at the Sol Price School of Public Policy. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). He is particularly interested in the effects of housing and the built environment and its impacts on socioeconomic mobility and quality of life, primarily through adequate and dignified housing, affordability, public spaces, and mixed-income communities.
Before attending USC, Hector was the Financial Manager at a boutique development firm in Mexico City, Mexico. As an active professional in the industry, he was a founding member of AVER; the first industry association focused towards institutional rental housing development in Mexico. In his free time, Hector enjoys mountain biking, live music, and photography of urban areas.