Alex Ramirez will share a narrative of his life and challenges emigrating from Mexico to the United States. He studied multimedia and network communications at Contra Costa College inSan Pablo, California and is the owner and founder of USA Media TV and Marketing. Two years ago he started a nonprofit organization dedicated to informing the Hispanic communities through radio, TV, print and social media. He is co-founder of the Hispanic Business Network, a networking group of Hispanic business owners and leaders in the Sioux Falls Area. Alex is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trustees of Avera McKennan, the board of the Sioux Empire United Way and the Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary chapter. He is currently an organizer for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, on the board of the American Cancer Society, is a commissioner for Sioux Falls Human Relations, and is a member of the Sioux Falls Affordable Housing advisory committee.