Diego James Navarro

Executive Director
PO Box 1253
Santa Cruz

Diego's commitment to social change grew, in part, from his work as a community organizer for the American Friends Service Committee- a Quaker humanitarian aid organization- while still in college. He then went on to accrue over twenty years of experience in research and management positions in the computer industry with Hewlett Packard Labs, Apple Computer, and NCR Corporation. He has also been the CEO of two successful high-tech start-up companies.

Mr. Navarro began his higher education at his local community college, Pasadena City College. While earning his A.A. degree, he supported himself as a Computer Support Specialist at Bank of America. He holds a B.S. in Information Systems from Antioch University, and an MBA from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business.

Diego has also been consistently recognized with many awards honoring his innovative work with ACE.

Diego Navarro began teaching at Cabrillo College when he founded ACE in 2002. He currently lives in Santa Cruz, California, where he enjoys spending time with his family and playing jazz piano.