Albert started his work in education as an undergraduate student at Rice University. He often found himself in Houston’s most disadvantaged schools and schools abroad teaching and mentoring. He is the recipient of the Salman Khan Commencement Award at Rice University for his work in education domestically and abroad. After graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, he continued his work in education through Teach for America, earning the Beginning Teacher of the Year distinction for the Houston Independent School District in his first year, served as the social studies department chair, and worked as the Director of the College and Career Center. He spent a year in Asia on a Fulbright Fellowship to work with local teachers to design and deliver robust English curricula and create systemic ways to incorporate technology into instruction for local school teachers.