Events and Operations Coordinator
Héctor Osorio [Ek-tor oh-SOH-ree-oh] is the events and operations coordinator at the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation. He plays a pivotal role in advancing the Center’s mission through meticulous event coordination, operational excellence, and promoting a culture of engagement and collaboration with students, other scholars, and a diversity of community partners. In this role, he draws from his rich Mexican heritage with a longstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion in academia, and advocacy for educational equity.
Previously, Héctor was instrumental in implementing and coordinating the Advancing Faculty Diversity initiative at UCLA’s Faculty Development Office. He further honed his skills as the Chair’s office assistant in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, where he was pivotal in enhancing departmental operations, tech communications, and streamlining administrative processes. Héctor’s life, enriched by his passion for music and experiences performing with artists like Stevie Wonder, adds a unique dimension to his professional journey.
Héctor is a UCLA alum and Regents Scholar. His academic journey began at Cerritos College, where he earned an Associate of Science in Justice Administration, paving the way for his BA in Sociology from UCLA. Héctor’s early research endeavors, funded by the National Science Foundation, focused on Black generational housing history in Charlotte, North Carolina, and underscored his dedication to addressing complex societal issues. Following this, his work at the Luskin Center for History and Policy further highlighted his passion for social justice and involved shedding light on UCLA’s unexplored narrative on racial movements, equity, and justice. Héctor has also been recognized for creating a community for first-generation college students.