Office: Prusmack Center 308
B.A. – Biological Sciences, Lehman College, City University of New York
M.A. – Biological Sciences, subprogram Plant Science, Lehman College, City University of New York
Ph.D. – Biological Sciences, subprogram Plant Science, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Dr. Alvarez joined the faculty at Dominican University in August 2017. She teaches General Biology, Ecology and Botany, among other courses. Prior to teaching at Dominican, she taught for the City University of New York. Before coming to academia, she worked for 19 years for the Central Park Conservancy, the managers of Central Park in New York City. She started as a gardener and worked her way up to Director of Horticulture and Woodland Management. Her focus was on native plants and ecological restoration. Her research focuses on the flora and ecology of urban environments. Dr. Alvarez is also an instructor of botany at the New York Botanical Garden, where she teaches Plant Physiology, Plant Morphology and Introduction to Plant Science.