About the LEAD Fund Author of 2018 Alicia Quiñones, University of Wisconsin La Crosse '18
Alicia Quiñones is currently a graduate student at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy studying social policy. As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin (UW-L) she received a Bachelor of Science in political science and public administration where she participated in the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. The McNair Program and her mentor Nizam Arain, Director of Equity and Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator at UW-L, helped fund and conduct this research concerning hate speech and the First Amendment on the UW-L campus.
Previously, Alicia interned with the AAAED where she was given the opportunity to be a LEAD Fund author.