Educational Leadership & PolicyM.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy, The University of Texas at Austin, 2019
B.F.A. in Visual Art Studies, University of North Texas, 2017
Alicia is a San Antonio native and is a doctoral student in the Program in Higher Education Leadership. She is a graduate research assistant for Project MALES and the Longhorn Link Program (TRiO) through the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. She earned an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.F.A. in Visual Art Studies from the University of North Texas.
Prior to entering the doctoral program, she mentored and advised high school students across the North Texas region to assist students and families with college access. Additionally, she served as a staff member for TRiO Upward Bound and Student Support Services programs. Alicia is passionate about quality educational access and equity on a global scale. Her previous experiences serving and learning from students in global contexts in the United States, South Africa, and China have influenced how she approaches her research and practice. Her research interests include Latinx identity, educational access and equity, and how structural and institutional systems impact higher education.