Alvis Wilson is from Detroit, MI, and began his public service work in Brooklyn, NY, as a Community Health Specialist working for People of Color in Crisis (POCC). As a community health specialist, he conducted outreach to sex workers, HIV testing and counseling, and helped organize NYC Black Pride events. After working with POCC for a few years, he began his teaching career as a science teacher in New York City through the Teaching Opportunity Program Scholarship (TOPS). While teaching, Mr. Wilson obtained his Master’s Degree in Biology Secondary Education from Hunter College.
After three years in the classroom, Mr. Wilson decided to take a break from teaching to pursue a law degree. While in Law School, Mr. Wilson participated in the Mediation Clinic mediating civil law and housing court cases and worked on consumer debt law cases for District Counsel 37. After completing his degree, he decided to return to teaching because of his passion for educating students and helping them realize their potential.
Mr. Wilson is passionate about working in the LGBT community and is interested in broadening his reach and impact by serving as a board member for Spectrum Resource Center. He enjoys music, hiking, reading, traveling, cooking, learning, and educating others in his spare time.
Mr. Wilson earned his B.S. in Biology from Michigan State University, an M.A. in Biology Adolescent Education from Hunter College, and a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.