Hey! I’m Alex and I graduated from Princeton University as a mechanical and aerospace engineering major, with a focus on robotics and computer science. I’m most interested in autonomous navigation and I hope to work in that field someday.
At Princeton, I discovered and honed a passion for mentorship that led to my involvement in lots of peer leader roles on campus, mainly focused on supporting first-years’ transition to college. As an orientation leader, a residential college adviser, and a tutor/mentor volunteer, I gained invaluable insight into how to bring the best out of others.
My approach as a tutor is holistic – one which recognizes each student as an individual and acknowledges the opportunity for growth in more than just academics. Despite my STEM-centered background, I’ve always had broad interests beyond my field of study, which is why I chose Princeton over other technical institutions. Outside of my major, I love studying/talking about philosophy, foreign language, and performing arts.
I love playing soccer, trying new baking recipes, and enjoying the outdoors. One summer, I backpacked in 13 different national parks in California, Washington, Utah, etc.
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: B.S.E. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificates in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, and Applications of Computing; M.Eng. Mechanical and Aerospace
Class Rank: 1
Awards & Honors: Valedictorian, National Hispanic Scholar, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) recipient, AP scholar with distinction, National AP Scholar, 1st Team All-League Varsity Soccer Player
Interests & Activities: President of Spanish National Honors Society, Class Vice President, President of Interact Club, 4-year Varsity Soccer Player (2-year captain)
ACT Scores: ACT: 35, Math: 36, Reading: 35, Science: 35, English: 35
AP Exams: 5 Calculus BC, 5 English Language and Composition, 5 Psychology, 5 Spanish Language and Culture, 5 Statistics, 4 Chemistry, 4 US History 1, 4 Physics 1
SAT Subject Tests: 790 Math, 720 Chemistry
Other Awards: Departmental Honors, Sigma Xi
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I was involved in: RCA in First College, Outdoor Action (3-time leader), Community House (Co-chair and volunteer), Club Soccer, Mechanic in the Cyclab, Community Service Inter-Club Council (Membership Recruitment and Development)