Lester Alemán '07

Winter Park, FL
Grinnell Major: Sociology
Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Alumni Awards Committee

Lester Alemán was born and raised in Los Angeles. His family emigrated to the US during the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua. He is a first generation college student and attended Grinnell College as a Posse Scholar. During his time at Grinnell, he was an active member of multiple student groups but is most known for having developed and written the College’s first genderneutral housing policy. He graduated in 2007 and worked at The Posse Foundation’s Los Angeles office as a Trainer and Program Director for nearly eight years. There, he helped develop, encourage and support a strong cadre of young adults entering some of the nation’s most competitive and prestigious colleges and universities.

Lester stepped down from his role at Posse to join NBCUniversal and evolve its prestigious Page Program. He designed a merit based application system that has contributed greatly to diversifying the early career workforce population he trained and coached in his tenure there. Recently, Lester became an independent consultant, specializing in diversity initiatives and works adhoc with institutions that have talent development needs in this space. In his free time, he is a guest blogger for the Huffington Post and volunteers for numerous LGBT charities.

Posted June 2016