Prior to joining NRGI, Alonso worked as junior researcher for Peruvian NGO desco (Centro de Estudios y Promoción del Desarrollo) on subjects like urban studies, gender and child labor. He has also published articles on freedom of information and web activism for Peru’s longest-running development-oriented magazine, Quehacer. At NRGI, he is in charge of the information and communications activities for the Latin America regional office. He also serves as the communications focal point for the region.
Alonso holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from San Marcos University in Lima and an executive master’s in development policies and practices from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Alonso is fluent in English, Spanish and French, and is an avid tech enthusiast.