CJ Senior Presents At TedX

Picture of Ale in front of the U.S. Capitol building
August 04, 2021

Ale is currently a fourth-year at the George Washington University, double majoring in Criminal Justice and Political Science with a minor in Law and Society and a certificate in French Language, Literature, and Culture. 

In 2008, Ale moved with her family from Venezuela to the United States. As a first-generation student and because of what she witnessed first-hand in Venezuela, she has grown passionate about the preservation of human rights and the prevention of constitutional violations. Being a student in Washington, D.C. Ale has taken advantage of the many opportunities available in D.C. due to its political atmosphere- most notably, she has spent time as an intern at the office of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (both in her District and in D.C offices.), at the National District Attorneys Association, at the Training and Community Engagement branch at EMILY'S List, at the U.S. Attorneys Office in Washington, D.C., and as a volunteer student researcher at the Prison and Reentry Clinic (PARC) at the GW Law School. Furthermore, Ale serves as an Immigration Legal Document Volunteer Translator for the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), as an Editor-in-Chief for the GW Undergraduate Law Review, and as a Research Assistant with Rethinking D.C., where she studies policing and youth diversion programs throughout D.C. in an effort to improve these relations.

Having the desire to run for public office one day, Ale aspires to increase the representation of women, more specifically minority women, who are in public office and are Congressional staff members. She currently serves as one of the five original co-founders and President of the Leading Women of Tomorrow Chapter at the George Washington University; she now, also, serves as the Executive Director for the National Leading Women of Tomorrow Board.

Most recently, Ale gave a speech at TedXYouth's Berwyn Virtual Conference. You can watch her speech at minute 16:36. She also recently published a piece titled "The Regressive Effects of COVID-19." We are so proud of the hard work which Ale has accomplished during her time in the department. Congratulations on your success!