Gustavo Balderas - Define American

Gustavo Balderas

Eugene, OR

Dr. Gustavo Balderas talks about his upbringing as the US-born child of Mexican migrant laborers who settled in Nyssa, Oregon. He explains the importance of education in providing his own route out of poverty, and the importance of mentors setting out the path for him. He discusses his motivation to work in education as a way to give back to the community and his role as the co-founder of the Oregon Association of Latino Administrators and its mission to increase the presence of Latinos in power in Oregon.

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