Student recognized for body image and eating disorder advocacy

Alvin Tran at the SPARK Impact Awards ceremony
Alvin Tran, center, at the SPARK Impact Awards ceremony

Alvin Tran, SD ’18, won a SPARK Boston Impact award in the Activism and Advocacy category at a June 21, 2018 ceremony. He was recognized for his work around body image acceptance and eating disorder prevention. Tran, who will earn his degree this fall from the Departments of Nutrition and Social and Behavioral Sciences, is a trainee and researcher with the School’s Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (STRIPED).

SPARK Boston, an initiative by Mayor Marty Walsh, aims to engage young civic leaders and social entrepreneurs in the work of city government. The Annual SPARK Impact Awards honor millennials’ contributions to the city.

Read Tran’s SPARK Boston biography

photo: Neel Desai