Scholarship Spotlight: Alei, Brei and Jesse Garcia
The Garcia siblings come from a very strong family background with a long history of military service; their father, two of his brothers and their paternal grandfather all had long successful careers in the Army. Alei, Brei and Jesse are attending or have attended the University of New Mexico where they are very involved in their community.
Alei graduated in May 2016 from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Relations with a minor in Psychology. She is now working full time as a Training and Development Consultant through the UNM Carino Early Childhood Department at the Continuing Education Department. Alei hopes to obtain her Master’s degree in the next year, as well as completing a certification as a Family-Life Educator. While she was an undergraduate student at UNM she was very active at Students for Life, a student-run organization dedicated to promoting respect for the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Now that she has graduated, she joined a group called “Pro-Life Futures” at UNM and is also very active with faith-based activities in her community. Along with being an advocate for the unborn, she advocates for the lives of active military, retired veterans, law enforcement, and other service members in New Mexico.
Brei is an All-State cheerleader and a junior at the University of New Mexico pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in both Communications and Psychology. She is currently taking 18 credit hours a semester, working part-time at the UNM athletic department and at the Jewish Community Center. Brei is also committed to the preservation of life and advocates on behalf of disabled veterans.
Their younger brother, Jesse, was an All-District football player while in high school and is now starting his sophomore year at Oklahoma State University in a year-long study abroad program through the University of New Mexico. He is majoring in accounting and has made the Dean’s List both semesters of his freshman year at UNM, averaging a 3.75 GPA. Jesse hopes to also pursue a Master’s degree.
They have a common bond of faith and an endless drive to be successful; they are fully committed to their families and are devoted advocates of life. Their father, CSM (Ret) Alex Garcia who deployed multiple times during his 27 years in the Army and the Army National Guard, is their biggest fan.
Through our Scholarship Fund, Freedom Alliance has supported hundreds of students like the Garcia siblings. To learn more or to apply for a scholarship, visit www.fascholarship.com.back