AJ (Alfonso) Perez is the co-founder and CEO of NVBOTS, manufacturer of the world’s first fully-automated, cloud-connected 3D printer. AJ holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering ’13 and Masters of Engineering in Manufacturing ’14 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. AJ has developed and taught several classes during his career. Most recently, he co-developed the first graduate-level 3D printing class for the department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dedicated to inspiring young innovators nationwide and beyond, AJ now lectures at MIT in the new 3D Printing course and guest lectures at Stanford and BU on 3D printing. Further, in collaboration with Citizen Schools, AJ developed a team-based experiential 3D design and 3D printing class for 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. AJ was also a teaching assistant for the MIT Gordon Engineering Leadership and an engineering design teaching assistant for the MITES program. Prior to NVBOTS, AJ worked as a strategy consultant in Boston and London.