Alejandra Ricardo

Alejandra Ricardo
Class of 2026
  • Major(s): Political science
  • Minor(s): Theology
  • Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Alejandra is a sophomore from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, majoring in political science with a minor in theology. On campus, she lives in Pasquerilla West Hall, commonly referred to as Pdub.

With regard to Pasquerilla West Hall, she says, “The powerful women that live in the purple palace are some of the most incredible people of our generation. Their warm smiles, loud laughs, and immense kindness have made my journey here at Notre Dame magical. At Pdub, we definitely know how to spread ‘Peace, Love, Pdub’, as is our motto."

Alejandra volunteered as a student ambassador for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions during her first year and is currently working as a Recruitment and Visitation Intern.

Moreover, she is involved with the Notre Dame Right to Life Club.

Her favorite tradition is singing the ND’s Alma Mater at the end of every game, hand in hand with other ND students.

Regarding this, Alejandra comments, “The spirit and heart that goes into the enunciation of our alma mater always gives me goosebumps; it truly makes you feel like you’re part of something bigger than yourself.”

Feel free to ask Alejandra about coming to ND as an international student, making friends here, the political science major, residence life, and the Notre Dame experience in general.