Patricia Velázquez

Strategy & Insights Vertical Lead, Education


Patricia is the Insights & Strategy Vertical Lead for Education at Google. In her role, she leads research and thought leadership for the education vertical in North America. She works with university leaders to provide insights on student and market trends and strategies for future proofing the business and improving student success.  

Prior to joining Google, Patricia was the Global Director of Industry Strategy for Higher Education & Research at Oracle, and held market development and product research roles at Cengage Learning. She has been a speaker at leading industry conferences, including EDUCAUSE and the ASU GSV Summit.

She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also served as an instructor for two years.