Alejandra Acosta

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Alejandra is a graduate student at the UM School of Education working on an MA in Higher Education with a Diversity & Social Justice concentration. Originally from San Jose, CA, she holds a BA in Sociology and Spanish, Community & Culture from UCLA. Alejandra is the daughter and granddaughter of Mexican immigrants, farmworkers, and first-generation college student, which has inspired her work in the immigrant rights movement and toward educational equity. Previously, Alejandra served as a College Adviser Fellow with UC Berkeley, where she advised low-income, first-generation college students in her neighborhood. She was a student activist alongside undocumented students at UCLA from 2012-2015. Alejandra is passionate about ensuring education is equitable and accessible for all, particularly for underserved populations such as undocumented, first-generation, and underrepresented students.