Alvaro is originally from Jalisco, Mexico and was brought to the United States at the age of two. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Benedictine University Mesa in 2018. Alvaro is part of the Human Relations Advisory Board for the City of Mesa and has interned for the ACLU of Arizona and former Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema. In his spare time, he enjoys watching series on Netflix, trying new foods, listening to music, and if, enough pre-workout has been taken, going to the gym. His mother has always been an inspiration to him in growing personally and professionally. In addition, he looks up to individuals like Jorge Ramos, Frida Kahlo, and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Alvaro is very excited to be part of the Florence Project, as he has always looked to work for organizations fighting for social justice and human rights. Alvaro joined the Florence Project in January 2019 as the Volunteer Coordinator and became the Asylum Legal Assistant in October 2019.