Alejandro Sánchez Flores is an MPP candidate at Yale originally from the California-Mexico rural borderlands. At the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, he supported the procurement of thousands of COVID-19 vaccines donated for Mexican industrial workers; the post-pandemic reopening of the Western Hemisphere’s busiest port of entry; high-level dialogues fostering sustainable cross-border mobility; and Mexico’s pavilion in the biotech industry’s largest conference.

He co-founded an LGBTQ+ advocacy platform in his home state of Baja California, promoting youth civic engagement and securing legislative approval for bills protecting marriage equality, trans-affirming identity laws, and a conversion therapy ban. He volunteered for organizations providing shelter to queer asylum seekers and migrants while serving on Tijuana’s inaugural LGBTQ+ policy advisory committee.

He holds a BA in international relations from Mexico City’s Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). He interned at a New York-based nonprofit promoting educational opportunities for underserved Mexican students and DACA recipients. His award-winning research has focused on the electoral disenfranchisement of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. and institutional autonomy in Mexican elections. He has been a summer scholar at the London School of Economics, Sciences Po Paris, and UC San Diego.

At Jackson, he plans to acquire the skillset to craft forceful policies in his areas of interest: human rights, migration, sustainable development, and democracy.