Victor Scotti Jr

Program Head, CSSI-HBCU

Growing up in a family of educators, educational opportunity was the dominant conversation in Victor’s household. He grew up on the Southside of Chicago, Illinois and was educated in the Chicago Public School's magnet and IB programs, with added courses and enrichment at the University of Chicago through the Collegiate Scholars Program. This program peaked his interest and belief in pre-college access programs. While studying Sociology, Urban Education, and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Victor connected with Google and was a Building Opportunities in Leadership Development (BOLD) intern in 2011 and 2012. Now, six years and three cities later, he found his niche in tech as the Head of HBCU Computer Science Summer Institute Programs at Google back home in Chicago. Victor runs pre-college development programs to help Black students gain access to, and lend their talents to, the tech sector in North America and beyond. He wants his students to feel comfortable, supported, and encouraged to be as bold, brave and courageous as they wish in bringing their full selves to the tech industry. Victor is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is an avid reader, writer, and traveler, and is most passionate about rewriting the narrative surrounding Black boys and men in America.

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