Alejandro Garcia ’22, of Miami, Florida, graduated cum laude with a concentration in Politics with certificates in Latin American studies and American studies. A member of the second group of transfer students admitted to Princeton, he holds an associate in arts degree from the Miami Dade Honors College in political science. Prior to transferring, Garcia was recognized as the top transfer student in Florida and among the top ten transfer students in the nation as a Hites Transfer Scholar, Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholar, All-USA Academic Team Scholar, and New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar.
Garcia’s interests lie in the intersection between law and political institutions, as he aspires to improve access to civil rights, education, and professional opportunities for underdeveloped and underrepresented Hispanic communities. On campus, he served as a co-founder and president of the Princeton Transfer Association, a student organization focused on representing this non-traditional student population. Garcia volunteered for the Pace Center for Civic Engagement’s ESL El Centro program where he taught several weekly English classes to Spanish-speaking members of the Princeton community, and held research assistant positions with Professors Rosina Lozano and Melissa Lee. Garcia is the 2021 Frederick P. Hitz ’61 Scholar.
For his summer internship, Alejandro worked at the Justice Department, Civil Rights Division, main office.