Tracie Lopez is a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in the International Assignment Services tax practice servicing the Washington, DC metro area. She has been with PwC for the past 6 years and assists clients with US expatriate and foreign national compliance and consulting services. She has worked on various clients, such as international organizations, banks, and telecommunication companies, with their global mobility programs and advising their employees on personal income tax implications. Tracie also had the opportunity to embark on a four month short-term assignment in South Africa this past year and learned about South African taxes as well as providing assistance on US taxation to the South African clients. Tracie has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and French Language and Literature from the University of Maryland.
Alex is a Senior Data Engineer in PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) PwC Labs - Data Acquisition team where he manages a team of engineers and is a strong technical resource with a passion for enterprise software development. Alex previously audited IT systems for clients in the Hospitality and Real Estate industries to help management gain comfort over the effective and appropriate use of their technological environment. He also worked as an IT Associate for Rose Financial Services, where he managed infrastructure and financial databases for a wide range of clients. Before Alex began serving as ALPFA DC’s Technology Director, he held several positions on the Executive Board of the student chapter, ALPFA-UMD. During his tenure as president, the organization won the “Club of the Year” award from the business school’s student government and Alex won the “President of the Year” award for his efforts leading the organization.
Edwin F. Rivera is a Consultant within the Government Advisory practice of Deloitte, servicing Washington DC. Prior to Deloitte, Edwin worked at DHG as an Auditor. He has worked with a variety of clients including banking, governmental, healthcare, and other non-profit entities. He is particularly passionate about leadership development, social impact, and educational equity. As a first-generation Salvadoran-American, he holds a firm belief in ALPFA’s mission to develop and connect Latinx leaders. Before Edwin serving as ALPFA DC’s Treasurer in 2020, he attended several local and national events for the organization. Edwin has also served as a mentor for Edu-Futuro, a local non-profit organization dedicated to empowering under-resourced immigrant youth. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with dual specialties in Accounting & Finance from Marymount University. He enjoys spending his free time playing soccer and dancing.
Cesar is a Senior Digital Recruiter at Robert Half International with a focus on Product, Design, and User Experience. He delivers end to end human capital solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Cesar previously worked for ViacomCBS in Miami, Florida. He was part of the Latin America creative department working with big brands like Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1 and Paramount Channel. Cesar attended Florida International University and has a B.S in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications. He is looking forward to continuing his education in the years to come and will enroll for a Masters in Management with a focus on Human Capital.
Jacqueline Reyes works as an auditor at EY, with a main focus in the Life Sciences industry. She graduated from the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Business Management. Jacqueline is a certified public accountant in the state of Virginia. She has previously served on the board of the University of Maryland's Latino Alumni Network. She currently is the Director of Student Affairs at ALPFA DC, and was previously the secretary. Jacqueline became involved with ALPFA during her time on the board of the ALPFA UMD student chapter. She currently is a leader at her local church and is involved in community service initiatives.
Valeria Nogales is a Senior Associate at KPMG, working in the Internal Audit - Advisory practice. She graduated from the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland with a dual degree in Accounting and Management. Valeria currently serves as ALPFA DC's Director of Membership. She also serves on KPMG's Hispanic Latino Network board as Community Outreach Chair. Valeria enjoys traveling abroad, playing beach volleyball, and dancing Bachata and Salsa.
Alfredo De La Cruz is ALPFA DC's Director of Partner Relations. He is a Corporate and Securities Attorney at Arent Fox LLP. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset sales, corporate structuring, hedge fund formation, and contract negotiation and drafting. Alfredo also works with nonprofit clients in various matters. Alfredo graduated from The George Washington University Law School and received his B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas. He also served as a Sergeant in the United States Army from 2011 to 2014. Alfredo likes to give back to the community by doing motivational talks at high schools in the DMV area.