Alejandro Espinoza

Position: Research & Storytelling Fellow


Alejandro was born and raised in Guanajuato, Mexico (donde la vida no vale nada). He moved to the U.S. at the age of fourteen and grew up in Eastside San Jose with his relatives.

Alejandro graduated from the University of California, Davis with bachelor’s degrees in Chicana/o studies and community and regional development. Recently, Alejandro completed his master’s degree in Chicana/o studies from San Jose State University. His research focused on undocumented students in graduate and professional schools and their strategies for navigating through educational challenges.

Moreover, Alejandro is a storyteller and public speaker. Through his artistic and scholarly work, Alejandro seeks to recognize and celebrate how migrant communities are creating ways to take care of, support, protect, and liberate one another.