Majors: Biology, Community Health
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
Alex Viveros is a science journalist and Biology and Community Health double-major who has been a leader at The Tufts Daily — the nation’s smallest daily college newspaper — throughout all four years at Tufts. He was the paper’s Editor in Chief during the fall of 2020, and currently serves as the Daily’s Science and Investigative Editor. Alex’s work has also been featured in the award-winning Science Magazine, where he was a News Intern in the summer of 2021.
Alex did not know that he wanted to be a journalist coming into college. Though he started out on the Pre-Med track, he stumbled upon the Daily at the club fair and quickly found that he liked writing sports articles in the paper for fun. What started out as a hobby eventually led to his appointment as the Daily’s Managing Editor in the spring of 2020, where he spent about 40 hours a week editing alongside his peers.
Halfway through Alex’s tenure as the Daily’s Managing Editor, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, changing his role at the paper for good. He worked alongside a talented team of reporters and editors to cover Tufts’ response to the global health crisis, a mission which he continued as the Editor in Chief. He helped develop the Daily’s COVID-19 dashboard as a News Editor in the spring of 2021, and most recently founded the Daily’s Science section in his senior fall.
Alex currently works as the Daily’s Science and Investigative Editor. In the future, he hopes to continue to communicate scientific and public health news to a large audience and is extremely grateful to the members of The Tufts Daily for helping him find his passion.