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Barb Alvarado

Barb Alvarado has over 12 years experience working in international development in the areas of sustainability, collaborative design, product design and merchandising, immigrant and women’s rights, community organizing, popular education, and social enterprise development. She has worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations including NESsT, Architecture for Humanity, and SERRV International. As a McNair Scholar, Barb worked with a multi-disciplinary team to design a self-sustaining shelter for abused women in Blantyre, Malawi. She is the recipient of the Wisconsin Community Shares Backyard Hero award in recognition of her work with low-income and immigrant communities. Barb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in in Architecture Studies from the University of Wisconsin School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Originally from Mexico City, she currently lives in San Francisco, California.