Joaquin Alvarado is CEO of COCO Studios and the Founding Director of the Institute for Next Generation Internet.
In addition to his leadership role in education, Joaquin Alvarado is also an award winning documentary filmmaker, writer, producer and director. His films have been featured in numerous film festivals, including the AFI Los Angeles International Film, the San Francisco Independent Film Festival, and the San Francisco Frameline Film Festival. As a media educator, his work with students began in the 1980’s when he developed the first television programme in the nation to be produced by Hispanic youth. Currently, he is a founding member of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Digital Media Advisory Council (DMAC). DMAC is a model consortium of education, industry and government dedicated to promoting economic development through research, innovation, and community engagement.