My name is Aliana Margarita Bigio Alcoba and I am from Caguas, Puerto Rico. I am currently an undergraduate student at American University with an intended major in Political Science and Latin American studies, as well as a member of the Student Government’s Diversity and Inclusion Working Group and member of the SPA Leadership Program. I have always been interested in politics and finding ways to help my Island and Latin America. I’ve always given great importance to helping others and creating an inclusive environment everywhere I go. I enjoy public speaking, helping others, and growing through knowledge and experiences.
Being from Puerto Rico and having the privilege of studying in the U.S. has sparked a mission in me. Students in Puerto and Latin America don’t have the same opportunities as the students who can come to the U.S. to pursue higher education. It is my dream to develop my leadership skills to one day give children and teenagers in Latin America the right of a quality education for all.