Class of 2021
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Allecia is a first year MA Latin American Studies student starting this Spring 2020 at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of International Studies with a bachelor’s degree in International Area Studies and Global Affairs. She studied abroad twice once in Puebla, Mexico and a second time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While in Mexico, Allecia worked with a local non-profit assisting young mothers. In Brazil Allecia worked with the Alzira institute to support women in politics. While there she transcribed videos, located alternative sources of funding, and monitored the social media. Along with these opportunities Allecia participated in the State Department’s Student Internship program at the U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. As an intern in the Regional Security Office (RSO) Allecia created and implemented an efficient and necessary information system for the office. She overviewed all 65 RSO programs assisting the office in preparation for the bi-annual review. In 2018 Allecia was selected as a Charles B. Rangel Fellow. As a first-year graduate student at Georgetown, she looks forward to studying economics, migration, and politics in the context of Latin America.
Concentration: Development and Political Economy