Alessandra Sanchez Godinez holds a BA in economics from Mexico's Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM), where she specialized in political economy. She has experience working in development strategies and central banking in Latin America. She has collaborated as a project manager for Techo, a Latin-American NGO focused on poverty reduction through housing, since she was 17. She also volunteered for Alejandro Solalinde's Immigrants Shelter, where she informed and counseled immigrants from Central America who had been victims of violence or sexual abuse. For the last couple of years before coming to Yale, she worked full-time as a Research Analyst in Mexico's Central Bank. At Yale, she has focused her studies in governance challenges. After graduation, she will pursue a PhD in political science at the University of Pennsylvania.