Alexander J. Cortez

Alexander J. Cortez is a freelance writer and lives in Cambridge, MA. When not writing, he works for a national network of nonprofit charter schools on their strategy for growth and sustainability in serving low-income communities. Alex is also a ‘recovering consultant’ who spent 10 years in first for-profit and then nonprofit management consulting, and struggles to not think exclusively in PowerPoint. Alex has an MBA and Master in Public Administration Degree from Harvard, an undergraduate degree in political science from Columbia University, and hopes to never again take a standardized admissions test. He is originally from New Orleans, and part of his heart will forever remain there. His email is