Erika Alvarez is IGNITE’s Houston Fellow. Originally from Venezuela, she moved to the U.S. in time to experience high school in the outskirts of Houston. She currently attends Rice University where she is a sophomore double majoring in Political Science and Business, minoring in Politics Law & Social Thought and obtaining her certificate in Civic Leadership. Erika was heavily involved in youth organizing and grassroots activism as a high school student, and at Rice, she hopes to utilize that experience to elevate her potential for change and do more for her community as she pursues advocacy outside of youth groups. As a Fellow, Erika hopes to create a stronger presence for IGNITE in Houston, activating Houstonian women to pursue their full political potential. For Houston inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.