Alicia Nieves, class of 2013, is a junior majoring in Political Science and an individualized major in Human Migration Studies. She is also pursuing minors in Spanish and Latino Studies.
A Wells Scholar and Hudson and Holland Scholar, Alicia served on the Ashton Residence Center Judicial Board during her freshman year and worked during her sophomore year as a resident assistant for the Eigenmann Residence Centers.
Originally from Northwest Indiana, Alicia graduated from Munster High School, where she was active in National Honor Society and her school's speech and debate team. During her final year in Congress Debate, she placed 2nd in state and 7th at the national competition. She was a member of her school's We the People team, which won the state title and placed 7th in the country in the national competition held in Washington D.C. in 2008. She spent her high school summers volunteering at the Chicago Field Museum.
In the summer of 2011, Alicia studied abroad in Ghana. She plans on studying abroad again in Lima, Peru for the fall 2011 semester. In her free time, she likes to do homework in coffee shops, lean to cook new foods, run, and get into heated social and political discussions with friends and strangers.
Supreme Court Position: Associate Justice; Internal Affairs Committee Chair