Alicia Morejon

Alicia Morejon

Alicia Morejon is the Curriculum & Leadership Associate at Young People For, a position in which she supports the Fellowship Program by researching, revising, and developing YP4’s comprehensive curricula, supporting all Fellows with the completion of their Blueprints for Social Justice and Individualized Leadership Development Plans (ILDPs). Alicia is a proud first-generation Cuban-American raised in Union City, New Jersey, who recently earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University, where she double-majored in Sociology and the Studies of Ethnicity and Race, and received Departmental Honors for Outstanding Thesis titled How Did I Get Here?: The Intersection of College-Attendance and Identity for Latina Undergraduates at Columbia University. While at Columbia, Alicia was involved with a variety of student organizations focused on multicultural education, and youth empowerment and leadership development, particularly for women of color. Alicia joined the YP4 network as a Fellow in 2014 and her Blueprint entailed creating the Director of Training and Staff Development role for The WomanHOOD (Helping Ourselves Overcome Discrimination) Project-- a woman of color led program for high school girls in the Bronx dedicated to facilitating workshops on racial justice, gender empowerment, media literacy, and leadership development. During the summer of 2015, Alicia had the honor of serving as a White House Intern in the Office of the First Lady, where she edited, prepared, and coordinated responses on behalf of the First Lady. Most recently, she worked as the Supervisor for the Double Discovery Center at Columbia University, a college preparatory program for low-income, first-generation high school students in New York City. Alicia’s Latina identity motivates her to continue fighting for a more just society liberated from the forces of patriarchy, white supremacy, and all systemic oppression. Alicia can be reached at amorejon@pfaw.org.

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