Matthew Alvarez

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Disability Specialist

Hi everyone! My name is Matthew Alvarez and I’m originally from Oakland, California. As a first-generation Latinx, education equity has always been a significant factor in the development of my personal and professional ideologies. I graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in College of Letters and Italian Studies in 2014. Afterward, I went on to teach in Oakland Unified School District as a Resource Specialist and Teach For America corps member. During that time, I also received my M.A. in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Spain and Italy and served as an English Teaching Assistant in Brazil at the Federal University of Bahia with the Fulbright Program. In addition, I have had the honor to support high school students in matriculating to college as a College Advisor with KIPP Bay Area Schools. I want to continue supporting students on their path to success and am thrilled to have joined the Disabled Students’ Program! In my free time, you can find me dancing, traveling, watching anime, or attempting to learn a new language.

Additional Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian

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