Anya Alvarez opened the 2012 Symetra Tour season with a Top 25 finish at the Florida's Natural Charity Classic. Her television season begins in May with the premiere of Big Break Atlantis, the Golf Channel series on which Anya is one of the 12 cast members.
In the network's announcement of the contestants, it included this about Anya:
A fiery competitor on the course, Alvarez has overcome enormous odds off the course. A rookie on the Symetra Tour in 2012, Alvarez qualified and made the cut in the 2011 U.S. Women's Open in her first attempt. She is an outspoken activist and public speaker on raising awareness of sexual abuse.
Alvarez works with a non-profit organization called the KidSafe Foundation. On the group's website, its mission it described thusly: "It is our goal to decrease the incidents of child abuse, bullying, peer pressure, abduction and internet safety issues to create confident skilled children who can be the first line of defense in their own safety." A page on the group's site is dedicated to Anya, and you'll recognize one of the photos there.