Anabel Chavva is the Program Coordinator for Scholar Development in the Office of Service Learning and Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She works directly with the HOPE Scholars Program. The HOPE Scholars Program is a partnership with the Clark County School District Title 1 HOPE Office and the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth which provides financial and academic support for unaccompanied homeless youth attending UNLV. As the program coordinator, Anabel meets with all the HOPE Scholars monthly, plans different skill building workshops, assists in navigating resources both on and off campus, and does outreach for awareness surrounding food and housing insecurity.
Anabel received her Bachelors from Saint Mary’s College; she received her first Masters degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and the second one from University College Dublin in Ireland. Prior to coming to UNLV, Anabel served as an Educational Advisor for the TRIO Talent Search Program for Roosevelt University in Chicago. As a first generation college student, Anabel has first-hand experience of some of the barriers that students face when transitioning from high school to college. She has a passion for helping underserved and first generation students succeed and feel connected to their campus.