From a young age, Alfonso’s curiosity with the infinite possibilities afforded by technology to improve the world has driven him to tackle problems, big and small, around him. He developed this curiosity in the Robotics and Investment clubs at Sage Hill High School and during his internship at Boeing. Blending his technical, programming and business knowledge, Alfonso co-founded Start Me Up, which aims to bring together inventors and investors to form companies that ultimately positively change society. With the scholarship he received from El Sol Foundation, Alfonso has begun his Interdisciplinary educational journey with UC Berkeley’s Management, Engineering and Technology program.
“In the future, I hope to help grow our local, national, and global economies in order to provide everyone with the opportunities to advance economically and realize their potential.”