Alfredo Diaz was raised near Alton in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. He was stationed with the U.S. Army at Ft. Riley, Kansas and the Panama Canal Zone. After military service, he earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies at Southwest Texas State University, and a doctorate in education from the University of Houston. He has worked in the field of public education as a teacher and assistant principal in Houston area schools for twenty years. For questions or comments, contact Alfredo (Fred) Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org.