In Part II of the first episode of Techqueria, reporter Jose Fermoso continues his conversations with Latinx people dealing with the pandemic.

Dr. Nyah Zarate, a green power tech standout with multiple U.S. Department of Defense awards, explains how her workers are staying positive, how getting into the Purdue Ph.D. program changed her life, and why thinking long-term about the current political landscape is vitally important.

And emerging cumbia star Ivan Montemayor, known as Mister Cumbia, describes his humble origins before he reached the top of the charts earlier this summer with his catchy earworm of a song, the “Cumbia de Coronavirus.” 

Host: Jose Fermoso

Producer: Neil Godbole

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