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Laura Yanez Alvarez

Part Time Faculty
Adult Basic Education

Office: 19-109

Mailstop: 19-1



Laura identifies as a queer immigrant from Colombia and unapologetic educator. Laura spoke no English 15 years ago when Laura's family arrived in the U.S. Laura spent four years learning basic English language skills at Highline College while working as a labor and housekeeper.

At Highline, Laura founded the English as a Second Language (ESL) club and served as a student body president in 2014-2015. Laura was also a recipient of several scholarships and awards for Laura's leadership, academic success, and advocacy to support students.

Laura finished a BA in Social Welfare at UW Tacoma and a Master's of Education from Seattle University, and currently teaches the Jumpstart Support course.

Laura plans to empower communities in a variety of ways, including holistic healing methods such as family constellations, health coaching, and ancestral medicine. Additionally, Laura aims to contribute to closing the equity gap across marginalized communities through teaching and mentoring.

Summer 2024

7:30 pm

Student Hours

Meets Monday & Wednesday from 7:30 ‐ 8:00 pm

Student Hours

Meets Monday & Wednesday from 7:30 ‐ 8:00 pm