Ronnie Alvarez

Ronnie Alvarez

Academic Services Officer II


3140 Faculty/Administration Building


Public Health

Ronnie Alvarez

I was born and raised in Southwest Detroit, my beloved hometown. After finishing high school, I went to the University of Michigan to study public health. While studying, I realized the immense power that public health has in communities like mine; that's when I decided to focus on immigrant health, inspired by my own immigrant parents.

At UC Berkeley, I pursued a Master's degree in Public Health, specifically in Health and Social Behavior. I conducted research on the health impacts of immigration enforcement on families with mixed status, which struck a personal chord for me.

I am excited to be back in Detroit, my home, as a practicum coordinator and academic advisor at Wayne State University. The opportunity to make a positive impact on my community fills me with enthusiasm.

When I'm not busy with work, you'll often find me playing sports, with soccer being my favorite. Staying active through exercise is a priority for me. In my free time, I enjoy playing Mexican norteño music with my friends and family, as it brings me joy and helps me unwind.

I am grateful for the experiences that have shaped me and the chance to contribute to the betterment of my community through public health.


  • M.P.H. Health & Social Behavior from UC Berkeley
  • B.S. Public Health Sciences from University of Michigan