This October, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEI) of the School of Government and Public Policy was proud to invite undergraduate students to participate in an essay competition sponsored by The Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). This essay was created as a scholarship opportunity to support UA student's education and ease financial burdens. The students were asked to express their opinions on what the University could do to better serve the Hispanic Community. Alyssa Gonzalez placed as a Co-Winner of the HSI Essay Competition 2023.
Alyssa Gonzalez is a Senior graduating this Fall 2023 receiving a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies with a minor in Psychology. She is originally from Nogales, Az and plans to attend law school in the Fall of 2025. Her interest in submitting this essay stemmed from a variety of reasons- primarily due to holding a position on campus with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, where she's been able to partake in conversations and contributing efforts regarding the Hispanic population. Partaking in this essay has allowed Alyssa to leave a lasting impact at the University and voice her opinion about equal opportunities for minorities and creating more awareness for the Hispanic community. " I am grateful to have been able to participate. Moreover, this competition helped fund a lot of expenses I am facing as I prepare to graduate in December, and I am appreciative of this as well," said Alyssa Gonzalez.