Kristin Theis-Alvarez is the Director of Outreach and Recruitment at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Ms. Theis-Alvarez performs a wide range of functions and roles including: admissions file review, scholarship evaluation and awarding, strategic planning, diversity initiatives, and program design. She is a member of the Berkeley Law Financial Aid Committee, the Loan Repayment Assistance Program Appeals Committee, and the admissions committee for the U.C. PPIA Law Fellows program. Previously, she was an appointed member of the U.C. Berkeley Native American and Pacific Islander Advisory Council. Since 2008, Ms. Theis-Alvarez has also served as a faculty member for Graduate Horizons.
Ms. Theis-Alvarez graduated with high honors from U.C. Berkeley, earning her BA in Rhetoric and Native American studies, and went on to earn her J.D. from Stanford University Law School where she focused on alternative dispute resolution, interning with the Alameda County Juvenile Court Dependency Mediation Program. Prior to her position at Berkeley Law, Ms. Theis-Alvarez was the coordinator for the Building Young Minds Scholarship Program for Habitat for Humanity East Bay, where she designed and managed a college scholarship and youth development program serving low income students, supported by a grant from the College Access Foundation of California.
Ms. Theis-Alvarez recently concluded two years of service as Chair of the Law School Admission Council’s Services and Programs Committee and member of the LSAC Board of Trustees. She’s also served on the Board of Directors for Head Over Heels Athletic Arts and El Cerrito Preschool Cooperative. Recent national conference presentations include: “Advising DREAMers,” “Advising and Recruiting First Generation Professionals,” and “Pipeline to Law: Designing a Recruitment Program for American Indian Students.”
Ms. Theis-Alvarez is a parent of a child with a disability, is originally from Oakland, California, and currently lives in the East Bay. Her husband works in K-12 education with a public school district, and the family has two grumpy chihuahuas.