Alejandro Turino

Alejandro Turino

Program Associate
Americas, Guatemala, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Civil Society, Gender Equality & Inclusion, Governance

Alejandro is a program associate with the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.

In his role, Alejandro supports partnership engagements with U.S. Host organizations and entrepreneurial mentors, leveraging existing relationships and forging new connections with SMEs, incubators, accelerators, social enterprises, corporations and non-profits.

Prior to joining the YLAI Professional Fellows Program, Alejandro worked in a variety of NGOs and multilateral organizations, including Oxfam America, the Pan American Development Foundation and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). His work with these organizations focused on reducing inequality and corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Alejandro graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA in political science and a minor in intelligence and national security. After a short stint working in local government in Southern Florida, he went on to receive his MA in international relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. While attending the Maxwell School, Alejandro focused his studies on issues affecting Latin America and the Caribbean.