Alicia Raia-Hawrylak

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak cofounded the chapter of Roosevelt at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which hosted the organization's first national policy symposium, the Special Center for Emergency Preparedness and Relief. After graduating Alicia joined Teach for America and taught middle school Language Arts in New York City and Asbury Park, NJ. Alicia recently earned a  Ph.D. in sociology at Rutgers University. Her research uses a mixed-methods approach to explore how peer interpersonal aggression varies between and within high schools according to cultural factors at the school and classroom levels. Alicia is a Project Manager and Supervisor of Evaluation with the School Climate Transformation Project (SCTP), a partnership between the Graduate School for Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University and the New Jersey Department of Education. SCTP supports New Jersey schools in using data to drive school climate improvement. She is interested in exploring opportunities for undergraduates to connect their policy interests to experiential or service learning coursework, and the development of tools for college and university faculty to support their engagement with the Roosevelt Campus Network. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Jason; son, Ben; and dog, Popcorn.