Alejandra is a Campaign Strategist for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, where she supports and leads campaigns to expand legal and policy protections for immigrants in New Jersey.
Prior to joining the ACLU-NJ, she was the director of civic engagement and organizing for Hispanic Federation, where she led large-scale civic education and voter mobilization campaigns throughout five states. Previously, she was the field and trainings coordinator for the Long Island Civic Engagement Table, where she focused her efforts on building leadership and grassroots political power within immigrant communities of color. Prior to this, she was a freelance journalist for publications in both El Salvador and NY.
Alejandra began her organizing efforts as a teenager as part of campaigns that targeted government corruption and impunity in crimes toward women and girls in her home country of El Salvador. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social communications and journalism from the University Jose Simeon Cañas – UCA (El Salvador). Educated under the ideals of liberation theology, she has dedicated her studies and work toward understanding the root causes of inequality, violence, and migration. Alejandra believes in the driving power of education in the path for communities to build and assert their power and lead movements toward a more just and inclusive society.