Joevania Alexandre
District Director, TRIO, Broward College

Joevania Alexandre's life passion is helping others. She is a firm believer that education is the key to freedom and empowerment. Once the gift of education is shared with someone, no one can take it away from him or her. In her current role as the District Director of the TRIO grants at Broward College, she and her team serve the community by helping remove barriers to accessing and completing post-secondary education. Through the Educational Opportunity Center, they serve 1000 individuals in Broward County each year from target areas of both low educational attainment and employment. She also leads three Upward Bound grants that assist students at Deerfield, McArthur and South Broward high schools.

After graduating from Florida State University, her goal was to become a lawyer. Her career in education began when she joined Teach for America. Being a corps member and math teacher in Bridgeport, Connecticut became the catalyst that changed the trajectory of her career. Although she briefly pursued a law degree, she realized she was most satisfied when working in education. She fulfills this desire by working at Broward College since 2014.

During her free time, she enjoys spending time and serving with her sorority sisters of the Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and at her home church, Calvary Chapel Plantation. She also enjoys baking, piyo, and time with her dog, a loving chihuahua named Cookie.