Alberto Mora

Soares Fellow
2021 - 2022

Advisor: Tomás Jiménez

Class of 2022

Alberto Mora was born and raised in Redwood City, California as a child of Mexican Immigrants. Alberto completed his undergraduate degree at California State University, East Bay majoring in History with a Latin American History emphasis and a minor in Chicano Studies. For his capstone course, he focused on the 1968 - 1969 student strikes at San Francisco State University, where he highlighted the dissension of the school’s faculty and administration that ultimately aided the Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front’s demands in providing more inclusive and culturally relevant courses and resources to historically underrepresented minority students. Additionally, he recently had an essay published in a student academic journal, East Bay Historia, at his alma mater, titled Inherited Traits, that focused on the history of the Eugenics movement in the United States and the sterilization of primarily women of color. 

For the past three years, Alberto has been dedicated to community service and mentorship as he has been working with the Trio-Upward Bound program, a Federally recognized outreach and student services program that assists low-income, first-generation college students. As a first-generation student himself, Alberto has strived to support the next generation of student leaders by helping them achieve their goal of going to college. 

At Stanford, Alberto plans to combine his interests in International Relations, Immigration Rights, and Transnationalism in the growing field of U.S-Latin American relations.