Alex David Sanchez, Head of Education for Public Affairs, Public Policy & Government Relations, Google
Alex is part of Google’s D.C. Public Policy team, where he focuses on policy and public affairs programs in the areas of education and civics. As part of his work, he serves as the program manager for Google’s Rolling Study Halls initiative, which help students with long commutes maximize the time they can spend learning through wifi-enabled school buses, devices, and on-board educators. He also manages Google’s CS First Roadshow, which increases exposure to computer science through interactive school assemblies.
Prior to joining Google, Alex spent four years at the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama Administration, where he was most recently a Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary. In that role, he served as an advisor to Secretary Arne Duncan on a number of priorities, which included policy development around supporting Native Youth and military connected families, as well as serving as the Department’s lead on several interagency efforts and special projects.
Before joining the administration, Alex was a Pre-K & Kindergarten teacher in Prince George County Public Schools through Teach for America, and worked on the Obama for America and the Hillary Clinton campaigns during the 2008 presidential election cycle. He has a Master’s degree in Political Management from George Washington University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. Originally from Miami, FL, Alex lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Jess, their dog, Charlie, and their enormous cat, Presley.