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Joaquin Alvarado - Participant

Joaquin Alvarado is the cofounder of StudioToBe, a home for independent storytelling, content development and production. StudioToBe opened its first collaborative workspace in Oakland, CA in 2018.

Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer for the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). Joaquin served as senior vice president for digital innovation at American Public Media and founding senior vice president for diversity and innovation at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He is the founder of CoCo Studios, which promotes media collaboration and game development for fiber and mobile networks. He serves on the Board of Directors for TechSoup Global and Consumer Reports. Joaquin was the founding director of the Institute for Next Generation Internet, which launched in 2005 from San Francisco State University. In 2004, Joaquin began the National Public Lightpath, advocating high-speed, fiber-optic network as the next generation of the Internet. Alvarado holds a bachelor’s degree in Chicano Studies from UC Berkeley and an MFA from the UCLA School of Theatre, Film, and Television.