First Gen Fund,

In Honor of Dr. Nadia Alvarez Mexia.

With over 23 years of experience in higher education, 10 in her home country of Mexico and the last 13 in Arizona, Nadia has devoted her personal and professional career to collaborations that link people and institutions – nourishing diverse and inclusive communities. Nadia leverages her role and reputation in both countries as a professor, mentor, and administrator who tirelessly advocates for first-generation students.


In every capacity, she strives to empower others with the confidence to confront today’s global challenges.