Alisha Vasquez

Internship and Community Partnership Coordinator - Senior Capstone Instructor

(520) 623-7223 #216 - Email me

Alisha Vasquez is fifth-generation Tucsonense whose political consciousness was nurtured by punk rock. She was the first in her family to attend college, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Arizona in 2007. She taught Humanities at Paulo Freire Freedom School (University) from 2007-2010, until leaving her desert home for graduate school in San Francisco. Alisha obtained her Master’s degree in History from San Francisco State University where she focused on race and ethnicity in the US, political economy, Disability Studies, and Chicanx Studies. In 2012, she returned home because the change she wants to make is where her roots are. Since 2012, Alisha has worked in the borderlands on positive youth and community development; juvenile justice reform and prison abolition; positive self-identity formation; on community actions for social justice; and teaching for the Earlham College Border Studies Program and running the Border Cultures Program at Pima Community College.