Anna Alvarez-Loucks serves as Coordinator Senior for the Studio for Creativity, Place and Equitable Communities. She coordinates Faculty Academy, a learning cohort connecting scholars from across ASU and in multiple disciplines to community leaders in order to inform institutional practice and curriculum related to equitable creative placemaking and placekeeping. The program is intended to help participants build the skills, personal reflections and insights needed to do ethical work.
Anna has worked at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts since 2019, previously with the National Collaborative for Creative Work. She has extensive experience in community development, civic engagement, and social justice organizations. She has worked in project coordination, operations, and administration. She is also a former Peace Corps volunteer, having served in the Dominican Republic where she taught entrepreneurship, facilitated community development projects, and forged partnerships over cups of coffee. She earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree in Printmaking from California State University, Long Beach.