Antonia Alvarez

Third Year Fellow

Antonia Alvarez is a student in the social work doctoral program at the University of Denver. She completed a bachelor of arts degree at Oberlin College in Ohio and a master’s degree in social work at the University of Michigan. Ms. Alvarez has more than a decade of experience working in communities with youth and adult service providers in the areas of suicide prevention; creating empowering spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth; dating and domestic violence; and indigenous health and healing. Her behavioral health research/services interest is community-based mental health programs, and specifically in youth suicide prevention and interventions that use arts and culturally responsive techniques/methodologies. After doctoral degree completion Ms. Alvarez would like to combine teaching and research on community-based interventions with culturally responsive social work practice in the area of indigenous health and mental health. She is licensed in the state of Hawaii as a clinical social worker.