Alejandro has ample experience in migration and youth research, policy evaluation, teaching, and education management in Canada and Mexico. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Sociology with specialization in Political Economy at Carleton University, and besides holding numerous awards and scholarships, he is also a Vanier Scholar, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious international award for doctoral students.

Alejandro is currently a Board of Directors member, Elections Officer, and Communications Co-Chair of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He was also co-Chair of the Committee for Refugee Issues, and a member of the Advisory Search Committee for Vice-President (Research and International) at Carleton University.

Alejandro’s current research analyzes how the contexts and immigration reasons of Mexican youth, along with their experiences of integration and belonging in Ottawa and Montreal (Canada), shape their type of connections back to Mexico and their (potential) transnational experiences.