Alex is an English professor at Miami-Dade College and a co-founder of the Tengo un Sueño project. He has eight years of experience leading service trips to Nicaragua. Alex was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and moved to Miami, FL when we was a child. He is fluent in Spanish.
While originally from Hawaii, Laurel lived in El Castillo, Nicaragua for a year on a Fulbright scholarship where she worked with librarian, Arcelia Taisigüe to found NicaArts. Laurel has a MFA in poetry from the University of Montana and a MFA in non-fiction from Florida International University. She is fluent in Spanish.