April Alvarez

Strategic Partnerships Manager @ Google

April grew up in California’s Central Valley and was the first to attend college in her family.  April graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Mass Communications. After graduating, she joined Teach For America and taught thirty-two third grade students in New York City, while also completing her master’s degree in education. She returned to the west coast and continued to work in education at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, CA.  April launched the Alumni Services Program at Eastside, leading a team providing college and career support to first generation college students. As the Student Experience Program Manager for Google’s Code Next, April worked on the design of the program, focusing on the cultural, curricular and social dynamics of the learning experience. As the Strategic Partnerships Manager for Google’s Code Next Program, April is now taking on the challenge of bridging the tech opportunity gap for Black and Latino communities in major cities across the U.S. by sharing the Code Next experience and making tech accessible by all. April is also an active member of HOLA, Google’s Latino Googler Network and Co-Chair of the Latinos in Tech Giving Circle. She is also passionate about civic engagement and a fellow with the HOPE Leadership Institute.