Alejandra was born and raised in San Juan Puerto Rico and has been an aspiring lawyer since the age of 10. She began her studies at the University of Puerto Rico and transferred to Bentley University during her junior year. She graduated from Bentley with a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA in May 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Alejandra is currently a 3L in the Jackson Inn. She became involved with the SBA since her 1L year as part of the programming committee. Before being appointed as VP of programming, Alejandra was an Assistant Director for Major Programming during her 2L year at GW. In addition to the SBA, Alejandra is a member of the Public Contract Law Journal, the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, Law Revue and serves as a Dean’s Fellow for a first-year writing class. During her years at GW Law she has also been involved with the Latino Law Student Association, Tax Law Society, GW Law Softball Team, Anti-Corruption and Compliance Association and the Banking and Securities Law Association. Alejandra enjoys having a balanced life and likes to explore DC with her friends during her free time.
The number one goal of the SBA Programming is to make sure that all students enjoy their lives at GW Law outside of the classroom. We bring this goal to fruition by planning and executing weekly bar reviews and major events throughout the school year.
Each week, SBA Programming, along with a co-sponsoring student organization, hosts Thirsty Thursday from 4-6PM in the Student Conference Center. The event is meant for students to come together, relax and enjoy some free drinks and snacks.
Each week, SBA Programming plans a bar review for Thursday night at 9pm. Don’t let the name fool you- these events have nothing to do with “learning” and everything to do with meeting your fellow classmates and relaxing after a long week of classes. We work with different bars and clubs throughout the DC area to negotiate drink specials and deals. The location of each week’s bar review is posted on the SBA website, announced through the SBA President’s weekly Newsletter and displayed on flyers throughout school. The bar review season culminates each semester with a post-finals party.
SBA Programming is responsible for planning five major events throughout the semester: Kick-Off BBQ, Nationals Game, Halloween Party, Ski Trip, Barrister’s Ball and Grad Week.
The Kick-Off BBQ takes place during the first few weeks of class (there is no Thirsty Thursday that week) to celebrate the start of the new semester.
The Nationals Game takes place during the first month of the school year. We arrange a group discount rate for tickets and sells them the week before the event at school.
The Halloween Party takes place on either the Thursday or Friday before Halloween (there is no bar review this week). The Halloween Party, one of SBA Programming’s most popular events, takes place at a DC venue and prizes are awarded for the best costumes.
Ski trip takes place during Martin Luther King Day Weekend in January. Tickets sales begin in November for this 3-night, 4-day trip to Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in Snowshoe, West Virginia.
After Ski Trip comes Barrister’s Ball in March. SBA Programming starts planning this formal event in the fall as it’s our most labor-intensive project. In the past Barrister’s Ball has been held at such notable D.C. landmarks as Mellon Auditorium, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center and other various institutions throughout the city.
The final event on SBA Programming’s calendar is Grad Week held during the week before graduation. This week-long event is a last hoorah! for the graduating class and includes various activities such as cook-outs and winery tours.