Alfred Solis Director of Special Projects
As director of special projects, Alfred leads several initiatives, including PBL World and the development of BIE's digital solutions for professional learning. He was formerly director of innovation at BIE, responsible for developing and identifying education technologies and online resources (PBLU.org) 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 joining BIE, Alfred taught math and physics at High Tech High in San Diego, using his engineering background and industry experience to help him design classroom projects. His classroom was visited by Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and numerous international dignitaries. He transitioned to professional development and dissemination for HTH, while introducing PBL to afterschool programs in Los Angeles USD.
Alfred went to college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he graduated with honors in mechanical engineering. He started his career with Andersen Consulting, currently Accenture, doing business/internet consulting and later joined a Bay Area venture fund.