Alfredo Oliveira is originally from Brazil. He is a permanent resident of the United States and a former international student in Minnesota, which allowed him to experience not only some of the challenges and barriers that international students face while studying abroad but also the advantages of receiving an extraordinary education.

Currently, he is a Residence Life Coordinator at the University of South Florida where he hopes to pursue his doctorate degree. He was a student at St. Cloud State University (SCSU) where he earned a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration. He has also earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in International Relations from SCSU. His roles included: Resident Academic Success Coordinator (graduate assistant) in the Department of Residential Life, advisor for the Residence Hall Association (RHA) Social Justice Committee, resident assistant, Honors Program academic peer advisor, and admissions representative. He also worked as a project manager in the Admissions Office at St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC).

Oliveira graduated from SCTCC in 2010 and 2013, where he earned an A.A.S. in Sales and Management, and an A.S. in Business Management, respectively. While at SCTCC, Oliveira was the president of the St. Cloud Technical and Community College Student Senate from 2009 to 2010 and served as Student Senate Vice President from 2008 to 2009. He was also a member of the Assessment (Quality Crew) Committee, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and Collegiate DECA, where he received recognition for serving as Chapter Vice President.

In 2013, Oliveira moved to Washington, D.C. for his summer internship with U.S. Senator Al Franken. During the 2014 legislative session, he interned at the Minnesota Senate with Senator Patricia Torres Ray, who was the Chair of the Education Policy Committee. In summer of 2014, Alfredo went back to Washington, D.C. to be the Government Affairs summer intern for the Human Rights Campaign, the largest non-profit LGBT organization in the nation.

Oliveira is a former member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees, where he served two terms. His long-term goals are to teach college classes and be a university president. He enjoys traveling, reading about politics, taking pictures, running and going for walks in his free time.

Last Updated: April 7, 2019