Alex Montoya is an activist, award-winning public speaker, thought leader, and director of the Alex Montoya Foundation in San Diego who focuses on inspiration, inclusion, and diversity and celebrates disability and immigrant communities. He has written eight books, including a children’s book about inclusion and has a podcast “The Alex Montoya Podcast.”
Alex has won a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the San Diego Hispanic Chamber; was given a Medal of Honor from the Colombian government; and carried the Olympic Torch in 1996. He has delivered his message for audiences including Google, NASA, Harvard, and the NFL’s Denver Broncos. Alex earned his Bachelor Degree at the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s from the University of San Francisco.
Alex is on the Board of Directors for the Gurmilan Foundation, which supports people with disabilities in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. A native of Medellin, Colombia, Alex immigrated as a youth to San Diego, California, where he resides.