Class of 2023
Alex joins the GHD program with several years of experience in the development sector. Most recently, he worked as a program management, learning, and evaluation fellow for a development laboratory called Root Change. In this role, he analyzed data and prepared reports for the Community Independence Initiative, a pilot implemented in collaboration with Children International and 300 families in Mexico, Colombia, and the Philippines. Prior to Root Change, Alex served as a business advising volunteer with the Peace Corps in La Guajira, Colombia for two years. He dedicated much of his time to USAID and USDA’s Cacao for Peace program, in which he advised an association of cacao-producing families on business strategy, financial literacy, and technology implementation. Additionally, he taught an entrepreneurship course and coached business owners on pitching their ideas to the municipal government for funding. Before joining the Peace Corps, he worked in program analysis with the U.S. General Services Administration and volunteered as a case manager for the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians. A native of Vienna, Virginia, Alex earned a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Bucknell University, including a semester of study at the University of Granada in Spain. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, reading good books and investigative journalism, and watching soccer. He also volunteers as a mentor for the Latin American Leadership Academy. He is fluent in Spanish and is learning Portuguese at Georgetown.