Gloria Alvarez

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Strategy Systems change, Product or service design
United States
Gloria Alvarez

Gloria Alvarez has over 10 years of experience in philanthropy and specializes in connecting and convening the right people and resources to solve complex systemic problems.

She most recently worked as a Strategic Partnership Manager and as Senior Project Manager at Color Of Change and was tasked with managing day-to-day operations and initiatives of the President’s Office.

Gloria worked as an Alternative Responsible Officer and Operations Manager at Smaller Earth and International Cultural Homestay, where she served as the Department of State compliance liaison for 14 offices around Europe, the USA and Latin America. She is passionate about social justice and has represented Harvard, Tufts and Brandeis University service employees while working as a Contract and Grievance Enforcement Officer at 32BJ Service International Union. After the 2016 elections, she decided to move to New York where she worked on assisting undocumented people and DACA recipients while serving as the Queens Library’s Immigration Counselor.

Gloria graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a graduate degree in nonprofit leadership from Fordham University. During her free time, Gloria volunteers with adult and incarcerated youth at New York State prisons.

Geographic experience

North America



Experience as a coach (formal/informal)

11 years

Experience as a facilitator

11 years

UFacilitator stage


Gloria would be great at working collaboratively on projects, particularly ones that are focused on racial equity, immigration, and involve working with youth from multiple cultures.


Microfinance, Gender equity, self-help groups, women-led businesses, International development, Race equity, Incarceration, Entrepreneurship


  • Systems thinking or systems practice, Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design, Theory U, Scenario planning, SWOT analysis
  • Working with multicultural groups
  • Understanding the needs of a client and co-designing with them
  • Working on racial equity & immigration-related projects
  • Working with nonprofits

Areas of development and learning

  • New creative ways of internal restructuring for both culture and systems

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