Tyler is going into his senior year at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is finishing up his degree in Sociology with a Concentration in Global Information/Social Enterprise. He has been involved with multiple organizations during his time in college such as Santa Cruz Chabad, Slugs for Israel, RE-volv Solar Ambassador Program and now as a Development Intern at MidPen Housing. Tyler has honed in on the importance of community development and wants his work to not only have a beneficial societal impact but also empower others to have equal access to renewable energy systems. Tyler hopes to further expand his knowledge in project development that way he can fulfill his dream of becoming a project manager for a charitable and community strengthening organization.
Having a first-generation father from Costa Rica, Tyler has been able to understand the importance of communities being able to provide essential needs to its people. He has observed very impoverished living conditions and has used these experiences to focus on work that provides socioeconomic improvement, especially for first generation and working-class families. Tyler is confident that the CCRH internship will provide him with the professional skills and experiences in management, development, and leadership that he will carry with him throughout his career.