Alex Hermida, Director of Organizational Innovation

Alex is originally from Colombia and moved to Minneapolis as a middle schooler. Through his own experiences at various points within the educational system, Alex became passionate about education equity and access to education opportunities for minority youth. 

Alex holds a Master of Education degree in Youth Development and Leadership and a Doctorate degree in Education Policy, both from the University of Minnesota. His previous professional experience includes over ten years doing education advocacy in non-profits throughout the Twin Cities. Alex has also taught at all levels of education including K12, undergraduate, and graduate levels and in subject areas such as Race, Class and Gender and Educational Policy in the U.S. Most recently, Alex worked as a Senior Research Analyst for the Minnesota Office of Higher Education where he worked closely with policymakers on ways to improve educational attainment for Minnesotans, particularly BIPOC communities. Alex is also a District 196 Foundation board member.

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