Student Profile

Jackie Morales

BA Candidate, Global Development Studies


Jackie’s identity as a first-generation, low-income, Latinx student largely influences her advocacy and academic interests. Within UVA Global Development Studies she hopes to concentrate on imperialism in El Salvador and the displacement of people through immigration. Her sociological research interests include the effects of colorism/racism that exist in the immigration system. She is eyeing graduate school or law school, if not, Jackie sees herself working in the non-profit sector that uplifts marginalized individuals.