Irene Morales is a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Semi-Finalist to Mexico. She is a graduating senior double majoring in Criminology, Law, and Society and Education Sciences who has studied abroad in Rome, lobbied to increase state funding for higher education at the California Capitol, and participated in a service project at the U.S./Mexico border. Irene worked as a Resident Advisor for STEM high school students, taught high school freshmen about globalization and international relations through UCI’s Global Connect, and mentored first-generation college freshmen with the First-Generation, First Quarter Challenge. She is the recipient of the UCI Alumni Distinguished Anteater Award, the UCI Cross-Cultural Center Dr. Joseph L. White Scholarship, and the Maxine E. Nevin Leider Scholarship for Social Justice Leaders. She hopes to become a professor and support historically underrepresented undergraduate students.