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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Carel Alé, 2009

JD, Yale University

Carel Alé is an immigrant from Mexico

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

CAREL ALé is an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP in Los Angeles.

Carel was born in Mexico City to Mexican and Cuban parents and then moved to southern California when she was a young girl. Her family lives in Anaheim, CA.

Carel received coterminous BA and MA in Latin American studies from UCLA, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude. She then completed her JD at Yale Law School.

At UCLA, she founded and was president of the university's Make-A-Wish Foundation chapter, organized volunteer tutors at Jordan High School in Watts and was active in the campus Darfur Action Committee.Among other activities at Yale, she contributed to the writing of an amicus brief for a Louisiana death row inmate.

Carel's research and thesis focused on the philosophical and ideological underpinnings of the Mexican Revolution and its manifestations within the governance of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional. She has also done extensive work on Caribbean female migration. Shel interned at the California Lieutenant Governor's office and Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund where she headed a national research initiative addressing issues of higher education for undocumented students.

  • JD Law | Yale University 2011
  • BA Latin American Studies | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 2008
  • MA Latin American Studies | University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 2008