Alonso was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil. When he was five years old, he moved to El Salvador where he lived until the age of ten. On January 1st, 2000, he moved to the bay area along with his mother and brother – new millennium, new life! Since then, his mother has returned to El Salvador and his brother moved to Alaska, but he stayed in the city because of his love for San Francisco. He graduated in Psychology at SFSU and worked for eight years as a soccer coach (until January 2018).
As for hobbies, Alonso plays soccer at least a couple of times per week in the Mission. He goes jogging up to Bernal Heights in the mornings and likes to chill at Dolores Park on our rare sunny days as well as party it up at bars or clubs at night. He also loves languages and to travel. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and French. Every vacation he gets, he’s off to a different part of the world. Last Summer, it was Russia for the World Cup! Alonso believes that San Francisco is a place that is very rich in diversity in every meaning of the word. “I love that you can meet people from all over the world, of all trades. People in San Francisco are very weird, and everyone is okay with that, so it’s a place where people can be themselves and help liven up our already crazy SF.”