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Alejandra Salas

M.A. Student and Teaching Assistant


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Building & Room:

UH 1507


601 S. Morgan St.


Alejandra was born in Chicago but has lived most of her life in the Southwest suburbs with her family. She identifies as a Mexican-American first generation student, and recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She is in her second year pursuing her Master’s degree in Latin American and Latino Studies. Some of her research and interests are immigration, gender politics and identity in Latinx communities, women's studies as well as career advancement. She is currently a graduate student worker at the UIC Engineering Career Center where she has been working for two years. She has also interned for the Chicago History Museum, and the Education Department for a year helping develop curriculum about Latinx women's histories. In her free time she enjoys listening to podcasts, music and loves a good movie night.