Alexander Segura-García

Alexander Segura-García

Academic Advisor, Advising, Recruitment and Retention, School of Public Health He/Him/His

Summary

Languages: Spanish, English

I go by Alex and not Alexander unless I am in trouble with my mother. I am a first-generation American and also a first-generation college student. I was born in San Diego, CA and grew up in a low-income household in Reno, NV. I am the middle of four siblings and one of only four from my entire extended family (with more than 60 cousins) to obtain a post-secondary education.

My father is from Tijuana, Mexico, and my mother is from San Francisco del Rincon, Guanajuato. Both my parents have a sixth-grade education from Mexico. In the late 1970s, my parents emigrated from Mexico to the United States in search for a better life and more opportunities for their children. Knowing that my parents sacrificed everything for us is what has shaped my path to not only obtain a college degree, but also be the first generation to break out of the cycle of poverty. My education has allowed me to gain social mobility, which has afforded me the opportunity to live the American Dream my parents sacrificed everything for.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and I also received a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration in 2017 from the University of Nevada, Reno. During my undergraduate studies, I was employed with the Dean’s Future Scholars program which introduced me to the field of higher education as a career. Since then, I have been employed at various higher education institutions but ultimately chose the University of Nevada, Reno to be my home. I currently serve as an academic advisor for the School of Public Health. I am very passionate about student success, student development and life-long learning.