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Alejandra Barajas

Rutgers Future Scholars, Rutgers University–Camden, Office of Civic Engagement
Program Coordinator
Camden, NJ
Alejandra works to leverage educational opportunities for Camden youth. Her work with the program allows her to live out her mission to increase the representation, persistence and successful college matriculation of traditionally underrepresented students in higher education.

Alejandra earned her Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, Political Science and Spanish from Swarthmore College. She launched her professional career as an Admissions Counselor for her alma mater where she was able to fashion, organize, and execute diversity initiatives. Her time at Swarthmore allowed her to gain experience in higher education with a lens towards educational equity.

In her work with Rutgers Future Scholars Alejandra facilitates the College Access courses for juniors and seniors to ensure they can successfully navigate the college application process and have opportunities to develop existing cultural, social and academic capital.