Alejandro Garcia


Undergraduate Degree
  • Class of 2011
  • IDP Major(s): Latin American Studies Major
  • Additional Major(s): Geography
While At UCLA

Study Abroad: UCLA Travel Study, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, ACBEU, Summer 2009.

Extracurriculars: UCLA Marching Band (Trumpet Section Leader), 2007-2011 Kappa Kappa Psi (Officer), 2008-2011 UCLA Jumpstart (Corp Member), 2010-2011 Center for American Progress (Intern for Progress 2050 Department), Spring 2011.

Awards: College Honors.

Undergraduate Research: Independent Study with Professor Stephen Bell (A pictorial analysis of modernization and transportation in Brazil from 1850-1950), Winter 2010 UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy (Exploring the effectiveness of race-based affirmative action programs in Brazil's leading universities), Spring 2011.,

After UCLA

I am currently an analyst at the U.S. Department of State. I have previous internship experiences at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of State, the National Defense University, and the Center for American Progress.

I have a master's degree in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, DC.

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