Alejandro Ashworth L’25
Alejandro is a born and raised Philadelphian passionate about the fight for workers’ rights. While completing an undergraduate economics degree at Harvard, he received the Harvard Foundation Award for Intercultural and Race Relations and the Donald W. Moreland Award for Public Service for his work with low-income communities in the Boston area. After college, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in the Kingdom of Tonga. Upon returning to Philadelphia, he worked on criminal justice reform at the District Attorney’s Office where he realized that broad systemic change is fundamentally economic and starts with workers’ rights. Alejandro then moved to California to work on union and employment litigation at Altshuler Berzon, LLP, before deciding to pursue a law degree in his hometown Philadelphia, where he plans to practice for the duration of his career.
Last summer, Alejandro was a Peggy Browning Fellow at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 19 in South Philly and still helps out at the union to support workers throughout the tristate area. In law school, Alejandro has vigorously explored ways to address poverty through the law. He is on the boards of the Pardon and Penn Housing Rights Projects, is a Wharton McNulty Leadership Program Non-Profit Board Fellow serving on the board of the Community Partnership School, is the pro bono chair of LALSA, and is an Associate Editor on the Journal of Law and Public Affairs. This fall, Alejandro is also learning experientially about impact litigation through an externship at the Public Interest Law Center.