ALEXANDER ARMAND RIBEIRO NALLY
Candidate for Juris Doctor '20 & Master of Science in Law and Public Policy '18
Alexander Armand Ribeiro Nally is a JD/MS Law & Public Policy candidate at Northeastern University in Boston, MA where they aspire to seek a career in data analysis and policy research upon commencement in 2020. Alex is a recent graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a public institution of higher education in Boston, where they earned a B.F.A. in Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) with a focus on applied design thinking and event management & production. Throughout their time at MassArt, Alex served in various capacities including two years as Student Trustee and their last year as Student Body President of the Student Government Association where they successfully led student efforts to increase the number of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus, develop an inclusive preferred name and gender pronoun policy, as well as to foster the development of new curricular requirements for freshman in critical social issues and a curriculum for LGBTQ 101 that is facilitated each year during new student orientation.
In 2014, Alex joined the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth where they are a Vice Chair and oversee the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students, as well as the drafting of state agency policy recommendations. Alex continues to also serve as the liaison between the Commission and the Department of Higher Education where Alex and the Department have developed sexual violence prevention best practices for college campuses that protect trans and gender non-conforming students.
Alex is the recipient of numerous awards for academic achievements and civic engagement including a Summer 2017 Fellowship from the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College, as well as the Stanley J. Koplik Award for Art Excellence, the Highland Street Foundation Artistic Merit Scholarship for Graduating Seniors, the MassArt Diversity and Social Justice Award, the MassArt Student Government Association Service Award, Departmental Honors upon graduation from the MassArt Studio for Interrelated Media Department, the MassArt Award for Excellence in Liberal Arts, and the esteemed Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s ’29 Who Shine’ Award.