McNair Alumni Panelist

Alejandro’s passion and mission is to help young STEM students and professionals achieve their full potential, while increasing diversity and inclusivity in the STEM ecosystem in the U.S. and wider world. He is currently the New Academy of Sciences as the new Associate Director of the Science Alliance. His goal is to provide all Science Alliance members with professional development programs and opportunities to help them grow their careers.

A researcher in theoretical physics, Alejandro experienced a calling to serve society by engaging in education policy as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Education and Human Resources Directorate at the National Science Foundation.

Alejandro has also been involved with High Energy Physics outreach activities in Latin America, where he led and organized the first ever High Energy Physics Masterclass in Lima, Peru in 2015, and again in April 2018. Alejandro is a spokesperson for Instituto Apoyo, a non-profit organization with a mission to design and implement educational solutions to promote inclusive social development around the world. Alejandro received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physics at Florida International University and his PhD at the University of Notre Dame du Lac. He is a former McNair scholar from Florida International University.