Local Program Coordinator - Peru
Alejandro Alvarez, Assistant Teacher

Alejandro Alvarez (Alejo) is from the northern city of Trujillo, Perú. He has been part of the Rassias family since 2008 when he first taught for our Gijón, Spain program.  His enthusiasm for life, teaching experience, and personal background allows him to share knowledge about language and culture in a way that truly engages our students in active language acquisition/improvement.
A couple of years ago, he took on a new role as a Co-Director of our programs and began crafting our new Rassias Summer Language Program in Perú which has an exciting and challenging mix of Rassias Language classes, home stay, high school classes in the local school (his old school), exploration, and community service. 

Alejo holds a B.S in Behavioral Neuroscience as well as a Master's in Public Health and a Master's in Biomedical Sciences both from Tufts University School of Medicine. He is passionate about the intersectionality of education, health, and science. He is truly believes that education, especially language education, is a way to bring communities together. He believes that knowing another language is akin to having a "super power" which can be used to not only learn about cultures, but also to make a positive impact in communities around the world.

In his spare time he enjoys cooking, sports (especially running and soccer), theater, reading, and listening to NPR.