Learning Strategist & Social Entrepreneur

25+ years of industry & nonprofit experience in innovative service & product development and systems redesign

Alfred had joined the National Leadership Team at BUILD to pursue their vision of a world where all students—regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or neighborhooddevelop skills and connections to achieve economic power and freedom. Alfred led the digital strategy of the blended learning environment that integrated core curriculum, competency-based assessments and teacher training for a comprehensive entrepreneurship program.

Before joining BUILD, Alfred dedicated his efforts towards community-led systems change with high schools as fulcrum at XQ Institute. He led the professional learning community within the network of schools across the country to actualize their bold ideas and fostered the partnership with the Carnegie Foundation of the Advancement of Teaching to build a new architecture for learning to replace the current time-based system.

While at the Buck Institute for Education (now PBLWorks), Alfred led the development of their integrated Project Based Learning teacher experience that offered services and tools to guide educators in their journey toward sustained, high-quality PBL practice.

Alfred also taught math and physics at High Tech High where he used his engineering background and industry experience to design classroom projects and educator workshops. Alfred started his career with Andersen Consulting doing business/internet consulting and later joined a Bay Area venture fund, CreateLabs.

Alfred currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife and daughter.



Alfred recently joined the Board of  GOOD TROUBLE, a youth-led intergenerational movement to expand the understanding of and access to life-saving learning experiences that center belonging, mastery, independence and generosity in Minnesota education policies and practices.


Off Broadway Musical
Concept: Alfred Solis 
Music: Amy Baer & Keith RobinsonBook & Lyrics: Mark Garcia & Alfred Solis
Story of an Immigrant
Photo Novel by Brian Camarao
Cowritten by Gerald Tamayo & Alfred Solis


Novak Leadership Institute Speaker

Missouri, 2018

ACTE CareerTech Vision Talk

New Orleans, 2015

UIX: Prototyping the Future Speaker

San Leandro, 2014

SXSWEdu Speaker

Austin, 2013

PBL World Australia Keynote

Sydney, 2013

International PBL Symposium Speaker

Singapore, 2012

CELL: PBL Institute Keynote

Indiana, 2010 & 2011

Texas High School Project Speaker

Dallas, 2006