Ava Alvarez is an Administrative Project Assistant in the Workforce and Human Services Division where she supports technical assistance and research projects. Prior to joining SPR, she served as a teaching assistant and a research assistant at UC Davis’s Department of Sociology where she conducted qualitative data analysis on “The Age of Mass Incarceration ” project, focused on California prison policies and formerly incarcerated adults. She is interested in improving reentry programs and reducing recidivism for justice involved adults and youth. Ava holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing and traveling as well as spending time with her corgi Bentley.