Alexander Walton Castellanos

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 8, 2020.

(Age 36)  

Alexander Walton Castellanos, 36, died unexpectedly
October 1, 2020 at his home in Chicago, Illinois.

He was born January 23, 1984 in Washington, DC, the son
of Susan W. and Alejandro Castellanos.

Alexander graduated from
Gonzaga College High School in 2002, graduated with a
business degree from the College of Charleston, trained in investment banking analysis at
the Swiss Finance Institute, and earned an MBA from Notre Dame's Mendoza School of

He served on the Board of the Arts Institute of Chicago and was a volunteer tutor at
Chicago's Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. He helped found Purple Strategies, a
bi-partisan consulting firm in Alexandria, Virginia. He served as Vice-President of User
Experience Research at IPSOS Global Market Research & Public Opinion, where his
clients included Google and Facebook.

In addition to his parents, Alexander leaves his sister, Catherine del Valle Castellanos, his
puppy, Archer, and many wonderful friends.

A virtual service of remembrance will be held Friday, October 9, 2020 at 12 noon.

Those who wish to remember Alexander in a special way may make gifts in his memory to or the Art Institute of Chicago (