Alex was born in Guatemala and immigrated to the United States with his family at eight years old. He called Port Chester his home until just last year. That is where he attended Port Chester public schools and played football for the PC Rams. Having quickly assimilated and learning the language, he often served as an interpreter for family members at important meetings such as doctor’s visits and immigration lawyers. The experience at an early age led him to later work to help others by working in a local community center, coaching football in the Rye Town Youth Football League and more recently by coaching in the Ossining AYSO Soccer League.
Having attended Pace University and receiving a bachelor’s degree in Finance, he went on to work in Finance, Accounting and Non-Profit Sectors. Currently he works as the Accounts Receivables Manager for Universal Builders Supply in New Rochelle and resides in Ossining with his wife, his six-year-old daughter and 6-month-old son. He continues to serve others by organizing his church’s quarterly service events and by coaching his daughter’s soccer team.
Being the first generation in his family to grow up in the United States, he faced many obstacles in navigating through the college application process as well as adjusting to college life. He was able to thrive and accomplish his goals by using many of the lessons he learned from playing sports. Alex looks forward to passing along these lessons and he is excited to support STEER and its student athletes.