Francesca Alvarez is a program assistant in International Programs. She joined PRB in 2018. She works primarily with the PACE—Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health—Project, SAFE ENGAGE, and Empowering Evidence-Driven Advocacy. Alvarez previously worked with the University of North Carolina Arts & Sciences Foundation and Nourish International. She is interested in international development and women’s rights and is excited to learn more about international policymaking processes through her work at PRB. Alvarez holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and global studies, with concentrations in international politics and Latin America, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She hopes to pursue a career in international and human rights law, and she speaks conversational Spanish.