Carlos Becerra has joined CSDE as the new Northwest Federal Statistics Research Data Center (NWFSRDC) administrator at the University of Washington. Carlos holds an M.S. in Community Development from UC Davis, where he is also a PhD candidate in Geography. His research focuses on the intersection between immigration, socioeconomic inequality, and racialization in the US. He has experience using the ACS, CPS, and Census Decennial data through IPUMS, NHGIS, and the Census API. Carlos is passionate about knowledge dissemination and share the Census’ core organizational believe that data-driven decision making is a key component for positive social change to occur. As an RDC Administrator, he will place particular attention to outreach strategies to attract researchers from underrepresented groups inside and outside academia so that they enjoy the benefits of accessing the wealth of data available at the RDCs.
In his personal time Carlos enjoys outdoors activities such as hiking, camping, golf, and mountain biking; and although he loves to travel, he enjoys spending time at home with his wife and 4-year-old more than anything else.