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Alejandro Monzón

UPPF Graduate Mentor

Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement


Alejandro is currently studying for his Master’s in the Teaching of History (MAT) at UIC, looking to become a CPS history teacher. He is interested in popular education, radical history and organizing. He joined the IPCE team in Fall 2022 as a graduate research assistant.

Alejandro has experience in housing justice organizing, labor union research and the local government services. He worked as a study abroad coordinator with the Mexico Solidarity Network, a research analyst for UNITE HERE Local 1, and a Streets and Sanitation Superintendent/liaison with Chicago’s 33rd Ward Alderwoman Rossana Rodríguez Sánchez. He studied Sociology and Hispanic Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University in his undergraduate years and obtained a Master’s in the Cultural Foundations of Education from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He enjoys reading, cooking and volunteering in political/community organizing projects in his spare time.