Irene Morales graduated cum laude in Criminology, Law, and Society and Education Sciences. During her undergraduate career, she studied abroad in Rome, lobbied to increase state funding for higher education at the California Capitol, participated in a service project at the U.S./Mexico border, taught high school freshmen on globalization, mentored first generation college freshmen, and advised peers on studying abroad. Most notably, Irene received Phi Beta Kappa membership, the Chancellor’s Award of Distinction, and the Distinguished Anteater Award. Currently, Irene works as the Enrollment and Operations Coordinator at the UCI Study Abroad Center and with the UCI Early Academic Outreach Program Presentation Team to engage high school students and families in workshops that prepare underrepresented students for college eligibility. By developing an understanding of educational inequities that impact minority students, Irene is eager to become a bilingual social sciences high school educator.