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Karla Alvarez

Texas A&M University

Educational Administration



Karla Alvarez is a current second-year master's student in the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education program at Texas A&M University. Karla is a first-generation college student from Plano, Texas, and attended Texas A&M as an undergraduate student, where she received her bachelor's in psychology in the spring of 2020. Karla's work in higher education began when she took on a role as an academic peer mentor her senior year with Texas A&M's Department of Residence Life. After graduation, she continued her work in mentorship and education when she served with AmeriCorps during the 2020-2021 academic year with Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation's Eagle Scholars program. In October 2022, Karla presented at the Texas Conference on Student Success on "Promoting LGBTQ+ Student Success Through Belonging" in College Station, Texas, a place she has called home for the past six years. Karla's work with LGBTQ, first-generation, and Latinx communities guides her academic interests in student success for marginalized student populations, mental health, assessment, Jotería studies, and mentorship. Karla hopes to obtain her doctorate in the future to teach as a professor and enhance the student experience through her work as a scholar-practitioner in the field of higher education.

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