Featured Speaker

Alejandra Montoya-Boyer

Alejandra Montoya-Boyer

Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Alejandra Montoya-Boyer is a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she works on grantmaking to diverse US-based organizations that focus on policy, advocacy, and communications for enabling success in K-12 and postsecondary education and the workforce. Her commitment to social and racial justice has led her to focus on broadening participation and creating opportunities for people of color through education and workforce development Previously, she managed the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ inclusive innovation program and led the development of the future of work research program. As a CHCI Graduate Fellow, she worked for the Office of Ben Ray Luján (NM-03) and for the Center for American Progress. Alejandra also spent over seven years working in the technology sector and has worked as a computer science and ESL teacher. Alejandra has extensive campaign experience—in local New Mexico and New York City races and the ‘08 and ‘12 Obama campaigns.