Alexander Peeples

Alexander Peeples

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Maynooth University


As a Mitchell Scholar Class of 2019, Alex Peeples studied Law at Maynooth University. At UNC, Alex was a Bonner Scholar, and served as the Co-President of Campus Y, UNC’s Center for Social Justice, which houses 30 service and advocacy organizations. He founded a conference for campus leaders on local social issues and helped lead campus activism around civil rights and free speech. As President of the Carolina Parliamentary Debate Team, Alex helped lead the team to its all-time best ranking of 15th in the country. Off campus, Alex worked at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center, which seeks to preserve the marginalized Northside Neighborhood of Chapel Hill through property collectives, a food bank, oral histories, and

education initiatives. Alex’s academic research focused on Tanzania’s education laws, and argues that education should be considered a global human right. Alex is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with degrees in History and Political Science.