Robert Alvarez is a dual-degree candidate at the University of Arizona pursuing a master of public administration (MPA) and an MA in Latin American studies. His thesis research examines the impact of the 2014 Brazil World Cup on sex trafficking in Northeastern Brazil. Previously, Robert served three years in the United States Peace Corps as a Youth and Community Development Specialist in El Salvador. During his service, Robert developed projects focused on disaster relief coordination, HIV/AIDS education, leadership and recreational programs for at-risk youth. He then spent three years working at a San Diego community mental health clinic with immigrant and refugee families as well as with low-income students through a local program to increase educational attainment. Robert earned his BA in psychology from Northern Arizona University. He was born and raised in Southern California.
Updated May 2015