Fellow:Alejandra Sosa Dias

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Alejandra Sosa Dias
School (Cohort)
Universidad Católica del Uruguay (2022 cohort)
Majoring in
Computer Engineering


Alejandra is an advanced computer engineering student and a really active and dynamic person.

Her biggest belief is that having a good attitude is important in every circumstance of life. Because of that she is full of energy and a hopeful person, which helps her to bounce back and persevere despite setbacks.

She is an empathetic and committed person who loves to help and truly tries to put herself in other people's shoes to understand their perspective. During her first two years at the Catholic University, she was chosen to represent her classmates in front of the university authorities. She had to raise the concerns, ideas, and problems of her peers. She also participated in a university program called Peer-Mentors, where she supported a group of first-year students throughout their process of adapting to university life, informing them about all the centers, areas, and activities of the university. Currently works as a teacher's assistant in a first-year interdisciplinary engineering workshop. She enjoys helping students develop both soft and technical skills, cultivate their reflective abilities, and practice the engineering process, driven by a passion for student empowerment.

Alejandra's path into the IT world started with an important step: enrolling in a software testing and transversal skills course. Her dedication led her to secure roles at two reputable Uruguayan companies, where she gained valuable transferable skills and experience. Currently, she brings her expertise and passion for software testing to another well-respected Uruguayan software company, GeneXus.

Four years ago, she became part of a group of young people who volunteer with children from critically disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. On Saturdays, they prepare breakfast for the kids, organize games and activities for them to have fun and cultivate human values.

Alejandra is a spirited person who always wants to learn new things. She knows that any knowledge she acquires will help her solve problems or make it easier to help others.


She managed to overcome the shyness she had as a child. Now, she is sociable, she enjoys meeting new people, she loves feeling new emotions and living different experiences. Additionally, she had a hard time with oral presentatiosn and really wanted to improve, so she enrolled in an intensive summer course called "Effective Presentations". It was very challenging, but her progress is evident!

Interesting Tidbit

Playing Volleyball for 10 Years!

Social media profiles

Email: alejandra92401@gmail.com

in: www.linkedin.com/in/alejandra-sosa-dias-mena-4b39bb194

Ig: @ale_sosadias

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