Class of 2024
Hometown: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bio: Alejandra was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico in a Cuban-immigrant household. During her first two years of undergraduate, she studied at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez campus and later transferred to Florida International University, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She is passionate about political and economic development, democratic and authoritarian transitions, and international relations.
In Puerto Rico, she worked for the President of the Senate as a legal advisor and completed an internship in the State Department of Puerto Rico. After working for Senator Marco Rubio, she is fervent about immigration policy, where she was tasked with various cases, dealing with the bureaucracy of our immigration system and the complexity of Hispanic immigration. Recently, she worked as an intern at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.
Alejandra aspires to continue her education by completing a Ph.D. after graduating from Georgetown and work at the U.S. State Department for Latin American issues.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, dancing to Cuban music, and spending time on the lovely beaches of her beautiful island, Puerto Rico.
Concentration: Political Economy and Development
Research area - Substantive: Authoritarian and Democrat transitions
Research area - Geographic: Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Venezuela, and Colombia.