Meet the Fellows

Alejandro Galicia Cervantes

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Alejandro was born in Puebla, Mexico and migrated to the United States with his family when he was seven years old. He was raised in the San Fernando Valley and South Sacramento communities. From a young age, Alejandro has worked as an elotero and has deep ties with the street vendor community. He is a recent first-generation graduate of University of California, Davis, where he double majored in Political Science and Economics, specializing in Data Analytics & Economic Analysis with a minor in Community Development.

Alejandro chaired the Associated Students of the University of California, Davis' DREAM Committee. Through his leadership, the committee was awarded the Campus Partner Award for successfully advocating, designing, and implementing a $10,000 COVID-19 relief fund for AB 540 students during the pandemic. Moreover, as a Donald A. Strauss Foundation Scholar, Alejandro was awarded a $15,000 seed grant to run virtual coding boot camps to increase science and technology literacy rates of 6-12th grade immigrant students. Lastly, he was awarded the Public Policy and International Affairs Program Junior Summer Institute- Data Analytics Track Fellowship (2021) and Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project Comcast Fellowship (2020).

Currently, Alejandro runs his own small consulting business called CalMetrics Consulting. He provides voter outreach and event logistics support to his clients. Since 2020, Alejandro has been on the Board of Directors for Mentor California, a non-profit that supports mentoring programs across the Golden State.

For the DreamSF Fellowship, Alejandro’s placement is at the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA). At MEDA, he assists the organization’s evaluation team through data cleaning, database management, research support, and helping ensure equitable data collection practices.

In his free time, Alejandro enjoys curating playlists, reading, and spending time with friends. More than anything, he loves traveling and exploring new cities.