Class Speaker Profile: Nestor Rizo-Patron

Class Speaker Profile: Nestor Rizo-Patron

We are always amazed by the incredible passion of the Colorado community for supporting our students. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of such phenomenal people. One of those phenomenal folks is Nestor Rizo-Patron, Business Intelligence Analytic Developer at Regis University and long-time friend of KidsTek.

Over the years, Nestor has participated in all kinds of KidsTek events, such as mock job interviews, career-readiness Q&A panels, and by visiting our high school classrooms as a guest speaker. This month, he visited KidsTek’s class at North High School to once again tell his story and inspire our students.

“Nestor is one of my favorite guest speakers because he does a tremendous job of connecting with the students by sharing his story in an authentic way and giving them inspiring advice and guidance based on his own experiences,” said Emiy Tow, KidsTek Senior Instructor and the teacher of KidsTek’s Business Computing class at North.

In his talk, Nestor shared his experiences of figuring out what he wanted to do, his experience as an immigrant, advice on choosing priorities in life, a fascinating story about spearfishing, and much more. He also answered questions from students about getting started in a tech career and different fields within the tech industry, plus a question about his Tae Kwan Do training routine.

“I love that Nestor doesn’t just focus on his professional path and success, but brings himself as a whole person to our students. It helps our students connect with him and with the possibility of a future tech career in a much more personal and real way,” said Tow.

Thank you, Nestor, and thank you to all of KidsTek’s amazing supporters in the community!

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