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Alex Pellegrino

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Student Engagement

Biography

Alex Pellegrino works with the Honors & Scholars Engagement team as a Graduate Assistant.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the planning and implementation of Honors Seminars, community service experiences, and other events to promote student engagement
  • Serving as the staff leader for Honors VOLBreaks
  • Assisting in the advisement of Honors Ambassadors

Aside from academics, in her spare time Alex enjoys reading, hiking, and cinema. In Fall 2020, she will be teaching a section of University Honors 101 entitled "Film Studies 101."

Gallup Strengths: Harmony, Input, Consistency, Significance, Relator


Education

Alex majored in politics with a concentration in legal studies at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas.  She also received her master’s in criminal justice from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, completing a master’s thesis on ritual elements of capital punishment and their social control purpose.  She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in sociology with a concentration in criminology at the University of Tennessee.


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