Monica Alcazar (Stanford, '13) was a Feminist Studies major and double minor in International Relations and Education. Her focus within Feminist Studies was Representaions of Women of Color in Written and Visual Media, exploring how Latina, Black, Southeast Asian, and East Asian femininity and womanhood have been shaped, represented, and policed through analyses across visual and written platforms.
While at Stanford, she was in SLE and re-chartered La Familia de Stanford, Stanford's LGBTQIA Latinx VSO, her freshman year. She also danced Ballet Folklorico all four years, and was a Community Academic Support and Advising (CASA, now Flourish) Mentor with the LGBT-CRC, and an Ethnic Theme Associate with Casa Zapata, both sophomore and senior years. Her practicum was with Somos Familia, a community education and support organization focused on Latinx families with LGBT*QQIA children, as the summer programs intern.
After Stanford, Monica worked briefly in the health tech field before transitioning to the paralegal department at a firm in San Francisco, focused primarily on defective products/ products liability cases in their Mass Torts department. She is now finishing her first year of law school, and this summer will be interning with the Transgender Law Center in Oakland, CA.