Global Director, Amazon Future Engineer
Victor is the Global Director of Amazon Future Engineer, Amazon’s global initiative to increase access to computer science education for youth from underinvested and underrepresented communities, and founder of Hopscotch Ventures, through which he invests in mission-driven, early-stage startups. A private and public sector entrepreneur, Victor has played many roles in K–12 and higher education. He has served as Senior Advisor on Innovation to the President of Georgetown University, as an elected school board member, and as Washington, DC’s first deputy mayor for education. As Deputy Mayor, he led the mayor’s takeover of the District of Columbia Public Schools and oversaw the city’s $1-plus-billion education budget and the largest capital investment in public buildings in DC history. Victor has also been COO of Independent Sector and the Federal City Council, CEO of RadioFutura (an early streaming media company), and a strategy consultant to leading brands including AOL, PBS & Verizon. Victor is a member and moderator of the Aspen Global Leaders Network and the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship. He has served on multiple nonprofit boards and is a Trustee of the District of Columbia Public Library. Victor is a graduate of Georgetown University and MIT.