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Graduate Intern


Undocumented Student Services

About me:

Hi Everyone- My name is Alejandra (Ale) (she/ella) I am a third year PhD student here at UCSB in the department of Chicana and Chicano Studies. Before moving to UCSB, I attended Pomona College in Claremont for undergrad. At Pomona, I studied Chicanx/Latinx Studies and Psychological Science. I am the oldest of 4 daughters and I was raised in Chicago, IL.

How can students connect with you? 
Email me at to connect. 

How can I help? 
Please make an appointment for any questions regarding the Monarch Opportunity Scholarship and USS Seminars as well as questions you have regarding college, life after college, time management, navigating your documentation status in college, building community, homesickness, or anything else.

​​Where are you and/or your family from? 

I am from Guadalajara, Jalisco, my family is from Michoacan.

What words of wisdom do you have for undocumented students? 

What is meant for you won’t pass you by! As undocumented people, we often feel so limited (and we are in many ways), but I want to affirm that you can accomplish so much and people before us have done it (and I want to try to provide material resources you need, as well).

What is one thing off your bucket list?