Mark Alvarez is licensed as an attorney in Maryland and Utah. In 2003, he received the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award from the Utah State Bar. In 2010, he received a Pro Bono Lawyer Award from the Minority Bar Association. In 2011, the College of Social Work at the University of Utah gave him a Pete Suazo Social Justice Award. In 2013, The Community Foundation of Utah recognized him for promoting education in the Spanish-speaking community.
Mark is the immigration specialist for Telemundo Utah and the featured expert for its award-winning Hablemos Claro segment. He hosts the Spanish-language radio show Sin Rodeos. He has written dozens of guest columns for newspapers including The Salt Lake Tribune and Standard Examiner. He writes six Spanish-language columns per month for Nuestro Mundo and La Bala Magazine.
In 2005, Mark received recognition from the Telly Awards as co-writer of the script for El sueño americano: Lo que usted debe saber sobre la inmigración y la policía (The American Dream: What you need to know about immigration and the police).
From 2004 to 2006, Mark worked in the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office as the Administrator of Minority Affairs. He assisted with Spanish-language communications and helped chair committees for Bridging the Religious Divide, Salt Lake City Gets Fits Together and Salt Lake City Reads Together. From 2007 to 2009, he gave numerous Spanish-language presentations at universities in and around Mexico City. He has lived for extended periods of time in London, England; Valencia, Spain; and Mexico City, Mexico.