CARLOS ALVAREZ is currently pursuing a Baccalaureate degree in Applied Mathematics with a concentration in Financial Science. He has been playing chess since the age of 9. Throughout his lifetime, he has attended various regional and national tournaments. He has taught chess at different after-school programs, homeless shelters, and summer chess groups. When he isn’t studying chess, or doing school related work, Carlos is practicing his programming abilities and assembling computers. His goal is to teach students to be patient while thinking critically and logically.