Alex Santana Jr. was born and raised in Watsonville CA. He graduated from UCSC in 2014 with a degree in film and digital media where he won the Dean's Art Award for his documentary, Midnight Warrior. In 2015, Alex went on to work for two television news stations as a Production Assistant: KSBW Channel 8 and NBC Bay Area. After almost a year of working in the news industry, Alex left to work for the Diversity Center where currently wears two professional hats: Communications Coordinator and Co Youth Program Coordinator. In addition to his work at the Diversity Center, Alex remains active with film by volunteering his time with the Watsonville Film Festival's Program and Communications Committees and the Digital Nest's Film Associates program.