Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Ms. Alvarado received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the California State University Northridge in 2005. Following college, Ms. Alvarado moved to Pennsylvania, where she received her J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Law School in 2010. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 2011. Since her admittance, Ms. Alvarado has practiced in civil litigation, immigration, and workers' compensation. She now practices exclusively in Applicants' Workers' Compensation Law.