Alex Serna

Alex Serna

Executive Director of Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano

Brief Biography

Alex Serna is the executive director of Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano, a college success program that supports students from underrepresented backgrounds starting in middle school through college graduation. The goal: to break the cycle of poverty through the power of education.

He supports national initiatives in education as a trustee on the national board for the Breakthrough Collaborative and served on the Millennial Commission on Education as a Senior Fellow, where he supported the development of key policy recommendations in the advancement of education reform.

Alex volunteers his time on advisory boards for nonprofits such as UCI’s School of Social Ecology, the Nonprofit Advisory Council at OneOC and the Hispanic Education Endowment Fund. He also serves as an expert on college access and educational policy.

Alex has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Hill, and Diverse Issues in Higher Education, The Hechinger Report, and NACAC’s Journal of College Admissions. He believes passionately in the power of education, and its potential to change lives, just like it transformed his.

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