Stephanie Alvarez (MA Sociology, 2015)
"I am currently working for NextGen America as the FL Operations Director. I have been working with NextGen since last January. I first started out as a Regional Organizing Director for South FL, then got promoted to Deputy Organizing Director for the state, and in December transitioned to my current role as Operations Director. My work is based around electoral politics, and we were heavily involved in the recent 2018 midterm elections. Although we ultimately lost the governor's race and our senate seat, we did restore the rights of more than 1.4 million Floridians. This year we will be on college campuses (look out for us at FAU) trying to register as many young people to vote as we can and making sure everyone is ready to go for the 2020 elections... I am grateful for the sociology department's encouragement before, during, and after my time with them. I would not be where I am today if it were not for the experience and knowledge I gained in that program."