Alessandro has been playing chess since he was 5, and he has been teaching chess and directing tournaments since 2016. He played for the Bergen County Academies chess team during high school and served on the executive board of the Rutgers Chess Club.
Alessandro wants to improve chess for as many players as possible. He is passionate about teaching his students about how to think about chess, and, by extension, how to think about the world. He serves on the NJSCF Board of Directors, and he edits the Atlantic Chess News that is given out at the World Amateur Team tournament every year.