Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ricardo has served on a variety of technology and policy-related projects. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez in 2008 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, focused on Communications and Digital Signal Processing. As the founder of his own technology startup, he worked with a group of colleagues to create Puerto Rico’s first hackathon. He became a team member of the Puerto Rico Broadband Initiative at the Puerto Rico State Senate. In 2012, he served as IT Coordinator and Director at the Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico where he handled a variety of projects for the state government. He transferred to Washington, DC along with his family and focused on cybersecurity awareness issues and best practices with the National Governors Association. However, his greatest accomplishment was in late 2014 when he became a father.