Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022
Beto is the CEO and co-founder of Irys, a company building AI-driven tools that engage communities to bring real-time visibility and data analytics for urban stakeholders. Beto’s interest in public policy has led him to work at the Texas House of Representatives, the United States Senate, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Beto’s involvement in public policy was recognized by the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society program and the Center for Urban Innovation, where he serves as a scholar, coauthoring reports highlighting millennial civic potential. Beto is also a recipient of the VotoLatino Innovators Challenge-MacArthur Foundation Grant, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and an American Express-Ashoka Emerging Innovator. He was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur list. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in government from the University of Texas at Austin.