Alejandro’s civic engagement started early on in high school; he became heavily involved in his school’s Red Cross Club chapter, National Honor Society chapter, and volunteered at his local food bank. He became interested in giving back to his community that has provided for him. Alejandro carried this fervor for helping those around him when he came to Tufts, and is involved in Tufts United for Immigrant Justice, is the First-Generation Community Senator for the Tufts Community Union Senate, and volunteers with Tufts ESL. Through personally experiencing inequities and health disparities in his own various marginalized communities, Alejandro finds it increasingly important to build solidarity, understanding, and compassion across communities. Through this, he feels as though divisive issues can be bridged and solutions can be subsequently implemented.