People of Northwest Public Radio
Virginia Alvino is a Salem-based intern for Northwest News Network. She is an MBA candidate in the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University. She also got her undergraduate degree from Willamette, but not in business ... in philosophy. She was raised in Las Vegas. Virginia will be reporting for Northwest News Network from Salem, while working to build a database of elected officials who are Latino in the Pacific Northwest, as part of a larger project to document the disparity between the number of Latinos in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and their representation in state and local government. Virginia also studies public media collaborations as part of her work toward the MBA.