Associate Director, DCCE Global Initiatives and Programs
B.F.A., Visual Art Studies, University of North Texas
M.Ed., Higher Education Leadership, The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Higher Education Leadership, The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Alicia Moreno is the Associate Director for the Global Initiatives and Programs within the Division of Campus and Community Engagement (DCCE) at The University of Texas at Austin. They direct the Global Leadership and Social Impact (GLSI) Program and support the Global Student Fellows (GSFs) who serve as student ambassadors for the GLSI program. DCCE Global aims to create access to study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students.
Dr. Moreno earned their B.F.A. from the University of North Texas in Visual Art Studies and then went on to earn their M.Ed. and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in Higher Education Leadership. Their research interests seek to understand how undergraduate and graduate Latinx students experience racialization, identity formation, and sense of belonging. Dr. Moreno also seeks to understand how Latinx students resist structural oppressions and challenge institutional inequities. Additionally, they are interested in how systemic inequities impact historically underrepresented groups’ access and persistence throughout the P-20 pipeline. Through centering their identities in their service, teaching, and research, Dr. Moreno approaches their work with a strong passion to create change for their communities. As a scholar of color and research-practitioner, they aim to utilize their research to enact change at the instructional, institutional, and policy levels so that historically underrepresented groups can obtain equitable access to institutions, opportunities, and resources.