Carlos A. Becerra
At-large Board of Director Member
Carlos A. Becerra leads national advocacy for FIU, Miami’s public research university and a window into the future of higher education in the United States. With over 20 years of experience in policy development and intergovernmental collaboration, Becerra is a champion for urban public education and seeks to catalyze the economic transformation of Miami through people, policy, and partnerships.
In advancing FIU’s higher education and research priorities, Becerra has creatively adapted the university’s Congressional and federal agency approaches in a non-earmark era. In particular, he has helped position FIU as a research leader in STEM Education, Transportation Infrastructure and Resilient Coastal Communities. His advocacy efforts have helped secure funding for regional projects such as the UniversityCity innovation district and various innovative defense technologies.