Alex Roman

Sen. Alex Roman is pursuing an M.A. in Education Policy at Teachers College, with a concentration in law and education. He is the son of a public school teacher, who fueled his passion for education reform and challenged him to think critically about the education system. While a student in Chicago Public Schools, Alex witnessed the city close more than 100 public schools in Black and Brown neighborhoods and reopen them as charter schools, effectively displacing students from their neighborhoods and forcing them to attend for-profit charters. This experience pushed him to pursue graduate studies. In 2022, Alex graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Education Studies, a B.S. in Political Science, and a minor in Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies. He is thrilled to represent Teachers College and looks forward to collaborating with colleagues in the pursuit of progress.