Alejandra Garza

Class of 2018

Alejandra Garza is currently a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a PhD in History, with a portfolio in Mexican American Latin@ Studies. She received her B.A. in History from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, with a minor in journalism. Alejandra’s upbringing in South Texas inspired her research of vaqueros and historical memory, which will be the focus of her doctoral dissertation. Through her research, she hopes to show how everyday people live incredible lives which contribute to the larger history of a region.   She believes that the extraordinary lies within the seemingly ordinary. Alejandra is excited to contribute to the cultural understanding of the San Antonio Missions and continue to educate the public about the history. She feels that LHIP further helped her facilitate her goals of being a public historian. Furthermore, Alejandra worked in an environment she’s dreamed of since visiting the Missions during her fourth grade field trip.