Doctoral Student, Program for Higher Education Leadership, The University of Texas at Austin
B.F.A., University of North Texas in Visual Art Studies
M.Ed., The University of Texas at Austin in Higher Education Leadership
Alicia Moreno is the Program Coordinator for the Monarch Student Program at The University of Texas at Austin. The Monarch Student Program is dedicated to working with and for undocumented, DACA, and other students with temporary status. Through her role, Alicia provides direct services to Monarch students and coordinates services to support the academic success, retention, and graduation of Monarch students with a focus on undocumented students. Additionally, she collaborates with campus partners including the colleges, academic departments, faculty, student service units, retention/student success initiatives and student organizations to address service gaps for undocumented students and their families.
Alicia is a third-year doctoral student in the Program for Higher Education Leadership at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her B.F.A. from the University of North Texas in Visual Art Studies and then went on to earn her M.Ed. from The University of Texas at Austin in Higher Education Leadership. Her research interests seek to understand how undergraduate and graduate Latinx students experience racialization, identity formation, and sense of belonging. She also seeks to understand how Latinx students resist structural oppressions and challenge institutional inequities. Additionally, she is interested in how systemic inequities impact historically underrepresented groups’ access and persistence throughout the P-20 pipeline. Through centering her identities in her service, teaching, and research, she approaches her work with a strong passion to create change for her communities. As a scholar of color and research-practitioner, she aims to utilize her research to enact change at the instructional, institutional, and policy levels so that historically underrepresented groups can obtain equitable access to institutions, opportunities, and resources.