Alejandra Alvarez is a graduate student at the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, with a concentration in Social Change and Innovation. Alejandra graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she received a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Education. Alejandra is passionate about empowering low-income communities and advocating for real social change. Her background in providing direct services to families in need in the Santa Barbara County inspired her to pursue a career in macro level social work. Her interest is to aid youth in their development by providing access to resources and programming that inspire and nourish enrichment. Alejandra is a first-semester intern and plans to conduct research on cycles of poverty while at SISGI. Her future aspirations are to develop supportive programming in underrepresented communities and hopefully one day develop her own family and student resource center.
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