Emily Alvarez, School Readiness Project Facilitator
Emily was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She lived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for five years, where she graduated high school with a dual-country high school diploma. She is a co- founder of JASI (Jewish Asylum Seeker Initiative) which has aided thousands of asylum seekers passing through Albuquerque, and is passionate about working with the immigrant community in her city.
In May of 2019, Emily graduated from the University of New Mexico with a double major in Spanish and Chicano/a Studies