Samantha Alvarez

REACH Director Samantha (she/hers) brings many years of experience working with youth through various organizations like Wilderness Youth Project, AmeriCorps and Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, she is passionate about giving back to her community by helping first generation students achieve higher education success. She strongly believes in guiding and mentoring youth holistically to help guarantee success beyond academics. She enthusiastically joined REACH in July 2018 with goals of connecting students to resources and skills to help empower their aspirations and goals.