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Alejandra Lozano

Alejandra Lozano is a student at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature and a Minor in Film Studies. She graduated from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education of Torreón, Coahuila, México in 2012. After finishing high school, she applied to a 4-month English educational program offered by the international education company EF Education First in London, England.     

At UTEP, Alejandra has excelled in analyzing works of literature and film, primarily focusing on the subject of gender, representation and their impact on our society. She has written literary reviews dealing with gender inequality in film, concentrating on the poor portrayal of women and minorities on the big screen. Her research focused on the absence of women within the film industry while providing a critical evaluation on gender bias not only in female characters, but in female directors, editors, screenwriters and cinematographers as well.

Currently, Alejandra is a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In November 2016, she was one of 47 UTEP students that received the IME Becas Scholarship for her outstanding academic achievement within her area of study as a Mexican undergraduate in the United States. She has appeared in the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s List for two consecutive years due to her exceptional academic performance. In the fall of 2016, she became a Fellow for the Andrew W. Mellon HSI Pathways to the Professoriate program. She aspires to be a professor and approach film and storytelling with an orientation on how these two art forms are vital to the modern understanding and representation of our society.