Rutgers GSE CMSI

Alex Reyes

Alex is a first-year, first-generation graduate student in the Master of Arts in Postsecondary Educational Leadership program at San Diego State University. He is a product of immigrant parents and a proud Latino scholar embracing both Mexican and Salvadorian culture. He was raised in Los Angeles, California, and knew from an early age that education was a pathway towards social mobility. Alex's research interests include access and retention initiatives for men of color in higher education, holistic student development, and designing policy-relevant research. His current roles include coaching first-year students through a social justice lens at the Center for Intercultural Relations (CIR) and supporting high school seniors on college applications through his non-profit involvements. Outside of academia, he values spending time with his family, producing hip-hop music, running, and exploring San Diego with his dog.