Anton Dela Cruz

Strategic Assistant and Administrative Director

A native New Yorker, Anton has made Columbia his home since 2012 and has been a member of the EngenuitySC team since 2018. Prior to, Anton was with the Free Times as an Office and Circulation Manager and at K2 Tech Group as an Operations Coordinator.

He’s tried his hand at a lot of different things, from researching the properties of nanomaterials to running a summer college prep program for underserved high school students to writing lyric essays about identity and mental health. Anton enjoys combining his technical savvy and writerly creativity to support his team and get a business’s left brain talking to its right. He continues to write creative nonfiction, earning fellowships and residencies with Lambda Literary, Breadloaf Orion, VONA/Voices, among others.

Outside of work, Anton enjoys eating at new restaurants and coaching his ragtag band of a tennis team, The Diminishing Returns.