Alejandro Davila Fragoso grew up in Peru, Mexico, and California. Before joining Climate Progress he was a newspaper reporter and editor, a fiction writer, a photographer and a documentary filmmaker. He holds a B.A. in political science and international relations from the University of California, San Diego, and is a graduate from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where he focused on environmental reporting, narrative writing and visual story telling. In 2013 the California Newspaper Publisher Association awarded him an Honorable Mention for his piece “Slab City, The Last Free Place in America.” He also wrote and produced “El Field,” a documentary film that achieved national theatrical release in Mexico in 2011, and was an official selection at the Morelia International Film Festival in Mexico, MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight, and many other film festivals in Europe and the Americas.