Alejandro Nuñez

Job title: 
Data Science for Social Justice Fellow 2023
Social Welfare

I am a current doctoral student in the School of Social Welfare. My research interests are in exploring the impact of neoliberal policies and privatization of education and healthcare on the quality of life and well-being of working-class BIPOC families. As a first-generation, Mexican graduate student, I am shaped by the experience of growing up in Salinas, CA to, then, immigrant, farm-working parents. However, my experience also exposed me to the realities of obtaining upward social and economic mobility in this country, and who these opportunities are, or are not, afford to. These principles guide my research and motivation for contributing to scholarship that mitigates wealth and health inequalities that persist in BIPOC communities.