- Extension Educator
- Extension Center for Family Development
- University of Minnesota
Silvia Alvarez de Davila joined the Extension Center of Family Development as a regional Extension educator in May 2012. She is housed at the Robert J. Johnson Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) in North Minneapolis. Silvia works with the Family Resiliency team. Her work focuses on family relations, educational disparities and factors impacting family wellbeing with special attention to family engagement and school success. Silvia designs and facilitates educational programs based in scholarly theory and research, appropriate to new, diverse and historically marginalized populations. Her areas of focus include family relations, educational disparities, school success, immigrant and historically marginalized populations.
Silvia holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development.
Articles by Silvia Alvarez de Davila, Ph.D.
Growing and developing in a society where income is correlated with access to education and opportunities, Latino students in the United States are showing far different educational outcomes than their […]