Ale is a first year in the College majoring in Urban Studies and Latin American studies. She grew up in Los Angeles where her interest for social justice and activism was sparked through her participation and volunteering at various non-profits in different areas of Los Angeles. Her goal is to work towards supporting and creating policies that promote development and access to resources in underserved and underrepresented urban communities. At Penn Ale is a part of the civic scholars program at civic house and is looking forward to engaging and working with the Philadelphia community. She loves pugs, beans, and ice-skating.