Image:   Josh Boyd

Image: Josh Boyd


Emmanuel Escamilla grew up sharing a room with his mother in a trailer on Olivero Road in Modesto, CA which has been called the “Devil’s Street.” He studied at Modesto Junior College, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and completed his master's degree at Harvard University.

His experiences living in poverty and seeing its negative effects on children in his community was the inspiration for founding the CodeX Program. Since the founding of CodeX, he has been recognized as a McNair Scholar, Harvard Innovation Lab Fellow, Forbes Under 30 Scholar, The Modesto Bee’s 20 Under 40, and has won the Westly Prize for Young Innovators in California.



Image:   Andy Alfaro

Image: Andy Alfaro

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Image: Joan Barnett Lee