Alex is always curious about how products connect users to their context. His research positions design as a tool for environmental and social innovation. He has held faculty positions at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala and ISTHMUS Escuela de Diseño in Panama. He also has done extensive work in the area of home appliances, first during his graduate studies and then as an Industrial Designer for General Electric. Alex is a Fulbright Scholar and holds an M.F.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a B.I.D. from Universidad Rafael Landivar.