We met Ulupreneur Alix Guerrier when he was co-founder of LearnZillion, which delivers personalized world-class tutoring and coaching services, and which was acquired in 2019. Alix is a symbol of hope to anyone in need of inspiration. A first-generation American immigrant whose African Diasporan parents are of Haitian and Brazilian descent, Alix attended US public schools, and his hard work led him to Harvard and then to Stanford, where he earned master’s degrees in education and business.
His goal is to improve education and communities using tools that work: technology, philanthropy, management, and ethical leadership. His passions are two-fold: on the one hand it is helping kids learn, at scale, and on the other, creating an organization rigorously rooted in meaningful, challenging values.
We congratulate Alix on his new position as CEO of DonorsChoose, and know he will continue his meaningful and impactful work in education.
Alix is the incoming CEO of DonorsChoose, a platform designed to make it easy for anyone to directly help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education. Alix previously co-founded the educational technology company LearnZillion (acquired in 2019) and also served as CEO of the philanthropic platform GlobalGiving. His earlier work experience includes consulting in McKinsey & Company’s Education Practice, teaching middle- and high-school mathematics, and working in the public finance department at Citigroup. The accolades for Alix keep coming: NewSchools Venture Fund Entrepreneur of the Year (2013), FastCompany’s Most Innovative Education Company (2014), Trending 40’s Washington, DCTop 40 Entrepreneurs Under 40 (2016), Washington Post top workplaces (2020), and Nonprofit Times Power & Influence Top 50 (2021).
Alix holds a master’s from the Stanford University School of Education and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. He graduated from Harvard University with an AB in physics and is proud to be a product of New Haven, Connecticut public schools. A first-generation American and child of parents from Haiti and rural Brazil, he lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and two daughters.