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Alix leads DonorsChoose, a nonprofit platform which enables anyone to help a classroom in need.
Prior to DonorsChoose, he co-founded an educational technology company, LearnZillion (acquired in 2019) and served as CEO of the philanthropic platform GlobalGiving. His previous work experience includes consulting in McKinsey & Company’s Education Practice, teaching middle school and high school mathematics and working in the public finance department at Citigroup. His awards include the NewSchools Venture Fund Entrepreneur of the Year, FastCompany’s Most Innovative Education Company, DC’s Top 40 Entrepreneurs Under 40, Washington Post top workplaces and Nonprofit Times Power & Influence Top 50.
Alix has a Masters in Education from the Stanford University School of Education and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He graduated from Harvard University with an AB in physics and is a proud product of New Haven Public Schools. A first-generation American and child of parents from Haiti and rural Brazil, he lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two daughters.