Alejandro Monroy-Velez

Associate Director, Career Readiness & Deputy Director, Internship Programs


Alejandro Monroy is the Associate Director, Career Readiness & Deputy Director, Internship Programs in the Career Development Office (CDO) at Harris Public Policy. Since 2011, Alejandro has been working with students from high school to graduate school in variety of roles. Whether in admissions, academic advising, or career readiness, at his core, he is enthusiastic about partnering with students to guide them through their academic and career goals. At Harris, Alejandro partners with candidates to enhance their career readiness. He also manages communications for CDO and the Summer Internship Fund program.

Most recently, Alejandro coached master’s candidates in their career exploration and readiness at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA). Prior to SSA, Alejandro was a Higher Education Fellow at the Center for Identity + Inclusion and Programming Assistant at the Collegiate Scholars Program, both within the University of Chicago. Outside of Harris, Alejandro is a freelance photographer. He also volunteers with organizations working to advance inclusive policies and communities at the intersection of education and immigration.

He holds a BA in psychology from Northeastern Illinois University, and an AM degree in social service administration from SSA at the University of Chicago.