A Chicagoan living on the edge of Las Vegas, Hector is the former deputy editor of Latino Rebels; the former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood; and the former political editor at Being Latino. He has contributed to RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials; Hispanically Speaking News; La Respuesta, a Diasporican online magazine; Prensa Irreverente, a Spanish-language newspaper in Chile; along with a number of other publications. His work has been mentioned in The New Yorker and TIME, on Good Morning America, Latino USA, and Al Jazeera America, among others. His writing was featured in Ricanstruction, a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.
Hector is also the founder and editor of MANO, a Latino countercultural website, and the host of the podcast LATINISH.
Hector studied history at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where his concentration was on ethnic relations in the United States and he worked the student newspaper as its opinions editor.