He recently graduated from Wagner University in New York, where he completed an MPA focused on Politics and International Management. During the summer of 2014 he completed a three-month internship at the OECD Development Cooperation Directorate in Paris, France. Before attending Wagner, he worked at the National Council of Mexico for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA). As Deputy Director of the Office of Innovation, he developed and coordinated public programs aimed at promoting and connecting the work of indigenous artisans to increase economic and social opportunities in rural communities. He has worked and collaborated with a wide variety of organizations, including Ashoka, the DAI, IPADE Business School, New Ventures, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. His areas of interest are international development, poverty reduction, data analysis, evidence-based policy development, and impact assessment, with a regional focus on Latin America and Mexico. Alonso has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He is currently an Associate of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Program (GPSDD).