Angela Martinez-Alvarado is a graduate of Sul Ross State University and St. Mary’s University Law School. She has dedicated her professional life to working with the public sector.
She currently serves as a public interest attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid on their Human Trafficking Team where she covers 68 counties in Texas. She recently graduated from the Class 6 Human Trafficking Learning Academy where she served with allied professionals and survivor leaders to provide recommendations to federal, public, and private stakeholders on how inform policy change in response to risk factors among migratory families in order to reduce vulnerabilities and prevent labor trafficking.
Ms. Martinez-Alvarado completed an Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellowship where she worked exclusively with survivors of human trafficking.
Angela’s Hispanic heritage was born by the desire of her immigrant mother to give Angela the life she never had nor could ever give her - who therefore made the decision to selflessly give her up for adoption at birth – this gave Angela great insight and compassion for other similarly situated parents and children.
Her mother’s selfless act motivated Angela to become an immigration attorney so that she could find a way to keep families together. Angela has firsthand lived with the fear of her husband being deported and knows the agonizing fear one lives with daily. The stories her family share of the migrant field work they endured connects her to a legacy of hard-working ethics and a deeper connection to her clients who she knows seek these opportunities and need this work to support themselves and their families.
This motivates Angela to help others find their voice and fuels her desire to champion for human dignity.