Alvin Makori

Alvin Makori

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Last updated September 24, 2020

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I am a 19-year-old student at the University of Southern California majoring in Law, History, and Culture, with a minor in International Relations. I am extremely passionate about education equity, and I just finished an internship at the Center On Reinventing Public Education (CRPE), where I led analyses surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic's effects on aspects of K-12 education such as the digital divide, racial equity practices, and the unhoused student crisis. Once I graduate in May of 2021, I will work full-time at CRPE for one year while I apply to law school. Ultimately, I aim to enter the public policy space and fight for widespread education policy reform.

Interesting Factoid

I sang the national anthem 3 times for the University of Washington's athletic events in high school!


Languages

English

Countries Visited

Map View

Kenya
United States of America

What I Do  

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Education Equity

Non-Profits


Volunteer Experience

Los Angeles, CA

Jan 2019 - Present
Led multiple writing workshops, filled with over 50 students and volunteers per session, at Manual Arts High School by asking the students strategic questions to encourage self-agency in writing, while also presenting innovative methods to volunteers to insightfully develop the students’ writing skills. Mentored the students beyond the writing and gave them advice on navigating through high school.
Everett, WA

Jul 2018 - Aug 2018
Coordinated a back to school Backpack Drive and created the foundation for the Housing Hope Monthly Volunteer Newsletter.

What Inspires Me  

Favorites  

Hobbies

Recording Music
Basketball
Running

Food & Drinks

Cookies
Fried Rice
Cheeseburgers

Games

Scrabble
NBA 2K21

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Bedroom Pop
Alternative
Hip-Hop

A. Makori
Kanye West
Drake
Boy Pablo

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Basketball

Seattle Seahawks

Kobe Bryant

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

The Big Short
Space Jam

American Dad
Community

Donald Glover
Regina King

Brands

All Saints
Burberry

Bucket List  

Travel

I want to tour through the European Union, especially Amsterdam and London.

Platinum

I want to record a platinum-selling music record.

Education  

School

B.A. – Bachelor of Arts, Law, History, and Culture

Aug 2018 - Present

Clubs and Communities

Corporate Law and Financial Regulation Association

Chief Marketing Officer

May 2019 - Nov 2019
Designed the CLFRA website and social media handles. Used digital outreach to increase USC student membership sign-ups from 100 to over 250. Co-created an event called WeChat in collaboration with the International Student Assembly; WeChat is a social event providing a platform for USC students and faculty to debate the world’s most pressing topics in an intimate setting.

USC Undergraduate History Journal

Editor

Aug 2020 - Present
Responsible for holistically analyzing submitted works and providing extensive feedback on both the details and structure of the works. Curating approved works into collages organized by thematic subject matter.
+1 more club and community

Academic Interests

International Relations
Political Science

Extracurricular Activities

Hugs for Kenya