Oscar Armando Lopez III is a rising Sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business where he is pursuing a B.B.A in Business Honors.
Oscar currently serves as the Deputy Advocacy Director of the University of Texas Student Government where he manages a team of policy directors dedicated to solving issues concerning academics, equity & inclusion, sustainability, transportation, and student civic engagement. He also holds a position on the Student Services Budget Committee which is tasked with advising university administration on the type, level, and expenditure of compulsory fees for student services collected at the university.
Dedicated to empowering his community, Oscar is interested in working at the intersection between technology and social entrepreneurship. This past year Oscar participated in the Social Entrepreneurship Learning Lab Fellowship where he spent nine months working on a social venture dedicated to solving illiteracy in South Texas border communities using emerging communication technologies.
A Laredo, Texas native, Oscar grew up on the U.S. Mexico border and has first-hand seen the effects a shortage of affordable communications services brings to a community. Oscar is thrilled to be working in Washington, DC as a Google Policy Fellow at the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) this summer where he will work on expanding digital access, defending the Lifeline program, restoring Net Neutrality, and improving other telecommunications policies to benefit Latino communities. When not reading a memoir you can catch Oscar hiking a local trail, cooking Italian dishes, attending concerts, or shooting film photography.