Alexander Gamero-Garrido


I am gay and I am a computer scientist PhD student.//

I am a PhD student in computer science at UC San Diego, and a researcher at CAIDA. I grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the U.S. when I was 20 years old. I went to undergrad for my electrical engineering degree at Simon Bolivar and Lund University, before attending grad school at MIT for technology and public policy. My love for politics also drove me to work on a caprilis presidential campaign in Venezuela, and an NGO economics magazine. I relocated to San Diego before meeting my husband and dividing my time with him in Los Angeles and my program at the UCSD campus. Improving the representation of women in computing is an important issue to me and thus I served on the diversity and inclusion committee at UCSD.

Twitter: @AlexGameroG