Sergio Sánchez

San Francisco Bay Area


My name is Sergio Sánchez and I grew up in Tijuana, Baja California, México. I’m a public policy researcher at the Higher Ed Center at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).
Since I was very young I knew I wanted to work with numbers and what they meant in the “real-world” so I started my undergrad career at UC Davis as an Applied Math major. After a year or two I realized I was much more interested in the “real-world” part than in the “numbers” part and switched to Economics and International Relations. I picked up Python after college when I started working as a Data Analyst for the School Climate office at Davis’ school district. I’ve been very fortunate to have found work in the area’s I’m passionate about: education, public policy, social justice.
I believe programming can be an incredible tool for empowerment and I want to work on making it more and more accessible for everyone globally.

I also love Mexican hip hop and data visualization and did a little project combining both analyzing the lyrics of my favorite 2017 album here