Preferred Pronouns

He/Him/His

Undergraduate Institution

Yale University

Organization

Teach For America

Position

Social Studies Teacher

Current Location

McAllen, TX

Hometown

Reynosa, Tamaulipas MX / McAllen, TX USA

Personal Interests

  • Labor history
  • environmental justice
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • film
  • gardening
  • coffee
  • cooking

Professional Interests

  • Arts, Music, and Culture
  • Education (Higher Ed)
  • Energy and Climate
  • Government
  • International Development
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity

Strengths

  • Belief
  • Communication
  • Discipline
  • Strategic

Alán is from the US-México borderlands, near Reynosa Tamaulipas and McAllen, TX. He currently teaches World History AP at PSJA Memorial ECHS as a Teach For America Corps Member. He's proud to have returned home after his undergrad at Yale University. In college, Alán majored in Environmental Studies w/ a focus on Environmental Justice and developed interests in labor history, historical memory, critical theory, and film among others. He is a also a graduate student at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, where he is pursuing a MA in Mexican American Latinx Studies. He plans to research the labor and political struggles of South Texas Farmworkers.