Ashley Morales ’22, from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, graduated summa cum laude from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and received certificates in Latino studies and Latin American studies. Morales delivered the 2022 Student Class Day address. Morales received the Leigh Buchanan and Henry S. Bienen Senior Thesis Prize award by East Asian Studies Program. Her focus is on international law, human rights, refugee and migration issues, and transnational coalition-building, especially in the Americas. Domestically, her interests lie in civil rights issues facing women and Latinx communities. During summer 2019, Morales received a Community Action fellowship to facilitate service projects for the incoming Class of 2023’s orientation. In summer 2020, Morales interned with Cristosal, a human rights nongovernmental organization based in Central America, completing a comparative transitional justice research project that has now developed into a year-long course module connecting social justice activists around the world.
On campus, Morales was involved in the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, served as a Student Volunteers Council executive board member, Service Focus program member, Recognizing Inequities and Standing for Equality student facilitator, and Community Action fellow. Morales has also served as team captain, co-recruitment chair, and co-tournament director of Princeton Mock Trial, and is a member of the Office of Religious Life/UN Women Faith and Gender Justice and the Más Flow Latin dance company. Morales is the Class of 2021 Frank C. Carlucci ’52 Scholar.
For her summer internship, Ashley worked at the Justice Department, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section.