Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Alejandra Bonilla

2020 Brandeis Undergraduate Segal Fellow

Alejandra Bonilla  is a sister, daughter and friend who works to build community around resilience and respect for the marginalized and disrespected in our neocolonial society including our Pacha Mama. She graduated from Brandeis University in the spring of 2021 where she was a Martin Luther King Jr., Rich Collins and Segal Fellow and triple majored in Anthropology, International Global Studies, and Latin American and Latino Studies, as well as double minored in Legal Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies. During Alejandra’s Segal summer fellowship, she interned with the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition where she gained insight on housing development and its impacts on housing instability. She is currently living and working in occupied territory Dakota, Anishinaabe and historic Lakota land as a paralegal at Kim Hunter Law P.L.L.C.  While in St. Paul, MN Ale has been adjusting to her new community by becoming involved with local organizing all while learning and coming in tune with her indigeneity. In the near future she aspires to attend law school.