Latinx Heritage Month, which runs from mid-September to mid-October, is celebrated at Berkeley to honor the contributions, history and culture of people of Latin American descent.
In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month 2019, the EECS department is sharing profiles of some of our faculty from the Latinx spectrum.
Latinx Heritage Month: Prof. Dan Garcia October 4, 2019 - I grew up as a “Nuyorican” kid in the Woodlawn Reservoir neighborhood of The Bronx. My dad's parents were from the Eastern side of Puerto Rico (Ceiba and Fajardo), and both came over in the great Puerto Rican migration to NYC in the 1930s. My Abuela saw the Hindenburg fly overhead! My dad was born… (more)
Latinx Heritage Month: Prof. Armando Fox September 27, 2019 - I was born and raised in New York City. Both my parents are from Cuba and fled as political refugees after the Castro government took power. At that time, professionals were simply not allowed to leave the country, but my parents couldn't live in an unfree society, so they applied for and were awarded one-year… (more)
Latinx Heritage Month: Prof. Emeritus Edward Ashford Lee September 25, 2019 - I was born and grew up in Santurce, a region of San Juan, Puerto Rico. My mom was from Kentucky, my dad from Puerto Rico. My dad was a descendant of some notable Puerto Ricans, particularly the poet and playwright Alejandro Tapia y Rivera, after whom a theater in San Juan is named, Bailey K.… (more)