Alex grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he spent his high school years debating across the country and developing a local tutoring and mentoring program. He is currently taking a leave of absence from Yale University, where he is pursuing a degree in Political Science and Economics, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the 2020 summer, he worked at New Haven Reads as a Yale President’s Public Service Fellow, splitting his time working in Development and working with students at Willow. After his undergraduate years, he hopes to find a career that combines his interests in law, public policy, and education. His favorite book is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
New Haven Reads increases the literacy skills of children by providing individually tailored one-on-one after school tutoring, educational family support, and a community book bank, all at no cost to participants.