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


Office: 505-247-8559

I could not be happier working for Southwest Creations and for Hacia. Growing up in a culture where resources weren’t always available for everyone, and opportunities weren’t always there, motivated me to use my education, my experiences, and my voice to help others achieve their dreams. The Hacia program is an impactful and life-changing experience for everyone involved. I am lucky to work at such an inspiring place that gives back to our community every day.
— Emily Alvarez