Fellow:Alfonso Gesto

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Alfonso Gesto
School (Cohort)
Universidad Católica del Uruguay (2023 cohort)
Majoring in
Computer Science


Alfonso Gesto is a student currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science at the Catholic University of Uruguay. He is known for his motivational and curious traits, as well as his desire to learn as much as possible, not only to fulfil his curious mind but to spread that knowledge among his peers.

Since he was a child he has always been keen on learning about technology, science, history, among other topics, Alfonso says that this inquisitive mindset of his has been what prompted his desire to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation, and the University Innovation Fellows program is the best way for him to acquire skills and knowledge that are useful for his development as an agent of change within his environment.

His ultimate dream is to combine his Computer Science degree and innovation to make communication tools for people to have a chance to be heard. In addition to that he wants to give the future generations a platform to express their ideas and make contributions in order to make the world a better place for all.


When he was in high school, Alfonso was selected by his state government to develop and organize a social campaign to raise awareness among teenagers about recycling and its benefits to the population in the biggest city of his state.

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