Julia Alvarez

Julia is an educator and writer. Currently she is a writer in residence at Middlebury College, where she has taught since 1988. Julia and her husband, Bill Eichner, were the founders of Alta Gracia, an educational center and farm in the Dominican Republic, which produced organic, shade grown coffee and promoted literacy and sustainability. The Alta Gracia Foundation continues the work of the original farm and literacy project in the adjacent community of Los Marranitos.