• M.P.A 2015 – Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School
  • B.S. 2011 – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Business Administration

Areas of Expertise

  • College Access
  • Latinx Studies
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Immigration Policy
  • Social Entrepreneurship


Ricky Hurtado is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of LatinxEd. In this capacity, Ricky helps lead the effort to break down barriers to success for first-generation college students and expand opportunity for immigrant families in North Carolina. Throughout his personal and professional experiences, Ricky has worked to find the intersection of immigrant rights and racial justice issues in an effort to unite communities and mobilize support for programs and policies advancing equity.