Christopher M. Alcantara was born on April 30, 1990, at the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic. He lived in Bronx, NY until the age of 15, before moving to Orlando, FL in 2005, with his mother, stepfather, and twin sisters. In 2007, his family moved to the City of Deltona. At the age of 14, the presidential election, George W. Bush v. John Kerry, sparked his interests in politics and world affairs. Since then, he has been an active member in his community and has remained steadfast in one day entering municipal and state governance.
In 2008, Christopher M. Alcantara graduated with honors from Pine Ridge High School. That same year, he was accepted to Stetson University and in 2011, he received his BBA in Economics. While attending Stetson, he worked with the Athletic Department and the Economics Department Chairperson to tutor students in Introductions and Intermediate Economics courses. He also minored in Political Science, learning about Federal and State Governance, and International Relations. In the summer of 2011, he was enrolled at Georgetown University, where he completed coursework for the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems. Christopher M. Alcantara is currently seeking a Master of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida where he is learning about municipal governance, management and administration. He is on track to graduate in Spring of 2017. Another one of his educational goals is to obtain a Ph.D. in Economics with the hope of one day becoming a professor at a Florida university.
In his spare time, Christopher M. Alcantara can be found reading books, writing poetry, playing basketball at Wes Crile Park, riding his yellow bike around the City of Deltona, working out at LA Fitness, and playing dominoes with family and friends. He also volunteers for street cleanups, and is an active member in several civic, political, and fraternal organizations. In recent years, he has served as a member of the William S. Harvey Scholarship Advisory Board for the City of Deltona.
Reading, community service, playing basketball, shooting range, working out, philosophical and religious studies, poetry, bike riding, civic engagement, and traveling to name a few.