Oscar Romero

Oscar Romero 
Executive Director

Oscar Romero is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Educational Services for International Development (ESID). He manages day-to-day operations and oversees the development of ESID’s programs and partnerships.

Before founding ESID, Oscar worked in international cooperation for higher education institutions and international development organizations. He has designed development initiatives for large student communities (+100,000) in the US and Latin America. His academic research focused on digital equity, cyber-geopolitics and IT public policy has been presented and published in Costa Rica, Germany, México and the US.

Oscar holds a M.A. in International Affairs from The New School and a B.S. in International Studies from the University of Guadalajara. He is an active member of the Research Network on Autonomous Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently he is researching the impact on inequality of Smart City Interventions across the US, and is interested in collaborating with development organizations to promote dialogue and research on IT public policy.

Email: oscar.romero@esid.org.mx


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