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Alice Neira

Undergraduate Major: Political Science

Future Plans: Ph.D. in Education Policy

Alice Neira

Alice Neira was born in Lima, Peru and moved to the United States at the age of six. She is pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Political Science, while earning a minor in Education, and a certification in Leadership Studies. Alice's goal is to combine her knowledge of education policy and passion for community service to positively impact students in public school systems in the United States, especially in lower socio-economic classes, and provide equal access to education. Alice has been recognized with UCF's highest honor, the Order of Pegasus. She plans to attend graduate school and acquire her Ph.D. in Education Policy.

Mentor: Dr. Thomas Bryer, School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida

Publications:

Neira, A., Bryer, T., Plante, J. 2014.City Year. In Thomas Bryer (ed), National Service and Volunteerism: Achieving Impact in Our Communities (pp. 147-160). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Neira, A., Bryer, T. 2014. A Student Perspective on Service and the University. In Thomas Bryer (ed), Higher Education Beyond Job Creation: Universities, Citizenship, and Communities (pp. 60-61). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.