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Alfred Solis Director of Special Projects

Alfred has rejoined BIE as Director of Special Projects. He will lead several initiatives, including PBL Academies, PBL World and other events. Alfred was the former Director of Innovation at BIE. Alfred was responsible for developing and identifying education technologies and online resources ( to support and advance the PBL experience. He co-developed BIE's flagship PBL 101 Workshop and co-authored the PBL 101 Workbook.

Prior to BIE, Alfred taught math & physics at High Tech High in San Diego. He used his engineering background and industry experience to help him do classroom projects. Alfred transitioned to Professional Development & Dissemination for HTH, while introducing PBL to after school programs in LAUSD. Alfred's classroom has been visited by Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and numerous international dignitaries.

Alfred went to college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he graduated with Honors in Mechanical Engineering. Alfred then chose a career with Andersen Consulting, currently Accenture, doing business/internet consulting and later joined a Bay Area Venture Fund.