Alejandra was born in Santa Barbara, California but moved to Tucson, Arizona at a very young age. She is a daughter of Mexican immigrants with her family being from Michoacán, Mexico. Growing up, Alejandra spent her summers in her parents’ hometown in Michoacán and grew an appreciation for her culture. She is a proud first-generation college graduate having graduated from the University of Arizona in May 2021, obtaining her B.A in Sociology and her Minor in Mexican American studies. Prior to working at the Florence Project, Alejandra did a three month study abroad program in Mexico City and attended la Universidad Iberoamericana in a program called ‘Social Realities in Mexico’. While at her study abroad she did community work at many women’s migrant shelters and even did community work in Chiapas with the indigenous community. During her free time, she loves to travel, explore the Arizona desert and try new restaurants.
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