Melvin Soto-Vázquez

Director of Studios & Technology

With a lifelong love of media and production, Melvin brings years of experience to his position as the Director of Studios and Technology at the Conservative Partnership Institute.

With a strong background in graphic design, video production, editing, photography, and live-streaming, Melvin brings an effective skillset and outlook to his position at CPI. He is committed to using his skills to ensure that content produced at CPI reaches popular platforms, such as Fox News, Newsmax, OANN, Bloomberg, YouTube, Rumble, and others. In addition, he is always sure that our members have cutting-edge technology at their fingertips to broadcast conservative ideas far and wide.

Melvin grew up in Manatí, Puerto Rico. At the age of 16, he was accepted into the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, and realized he could make a difference. He was instrumental in establishing the first College Republicans chapter on campus and eventually became chairman of the Puerto Rico College Republican Federation. In this position, Melvin raised thousands of dollars for activism projects and continued to raise awareness on major TV networks, newspapers, and radio shows. Melvin has defended conservative ideas across the island throughout his life and has always encouraged Puerto Rico’s youth to stand up for their conservative values.

In addition to his position as chairman, Melvin also ran the university’s official sports media organization, Huella Deportiva. As an effective leader and project manager, Melvin directed a team of over 30 people in photography, video, broadcasting, graphic design, statistics, and training.

In his spare time, Melvin loves to read, especially about political philosophy and personal development. He also enjoys performing magic, perfecting his shot at the gun range, watching movies, learning new things, going to church, and exploring new places. Melvin also hosts a weekly radio show on the island’s largest radio station, where he talks about the latest issues affecting our country, bringing a much-needed conservative voice in public radio. In addition, Melvin led multiple 4-H clubs in his town and was a member of the 2016 National 4-H Congress Design Team.