Alexia Guerra

Ethnic Studies

Alexia Guerra (she/her) is a first-generation system-impacted student and daughter of Guatemalan migrants from Los Angeles, California. Alexia’s experiences of being raised by undocumented family members have driven her to advocate, amplify, and uplift marginalized voices for communities to attain self-determination. 

Her research encompasses how Central America’s history of colonialism and imperialism has informed how policing, surveillance, and border militarization contribute to the commodification and exploitation of Central American migrants transnationally. She is also interested in first and second-generation children of the Isthmus. 

Alexia strives to form part of the next generation of Central American Studies scholars by attaining a Ph.D. and becoming a professor to highlight narratives of Central America and reimagine a future for her community. As an MMUF Fellow, she is happy to be in community and support any students with their personal statements and application to the program.