Executive Board

Jeimy Adriana López García

Community Director

Sophomore

Undecided 

Mexican

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Favorite La Casa Event: 

Latin@ Culture Show 

 

She/Her/Hers

Rebeca
Yanes

External Director

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Junior

Majoring in Psychology, minoring in Spanish

Guatemalteca and Salvadoreña

Hometown: Wayland, MI

Favorite La Casa Event:

BUYA 2018

She/Her/Hers

Xalma
Palomino

Lead Director

Sophomore

Undeclared

Mexican

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Favorite La Casa Event:

BUYA!

She/Her/Hers

Lesley
Tayagua Lua

Internal Director

Sophomore

Double major: Political Science & Latino/a Studies and minor in sociology

Proud Mexican

Hometown: Syracuse, IN

Favorite La Casa Event: 

BUYA!

She/Her/Hers

JC
Garcia

Financial Chair

Junior

Psychology; Minor: Community Action and Social Change (CASC), Sociology of Health & Medicine

Salvadoran

Hometown: Fort Washington, Maryland

Favorite La Casa Event: 

ALMA 2018

They/Them

Maureen
Thomas

Historian

Sophomore

Mechanical Engineering

Ecuadorian/Colombian

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Favorite La Casa Event:

BUYA!

She/Her/Hers

Stephanie 
Rosas

Communications Chair

Sophomore

Architecture, Minor in

Sustainability 

Mexican

Hometown: South Haven, MI

Favorite La Casa Event: 

ALMA 2019

She/Her/Hers

Airy
Garcia

Member Liaison

Sophomore

Biology, Health, and Society

Minors in Latina/o Studies and Gender and Health

Mexican

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Favorite La Casa Event: 

ALMA 2019

She/Her/Hers

Juan Pablo  Angel Marcos

Internal

Project Coordinator

Sophomore

Undecided

Mexican

Hometown: Wyoming, MI

Favorite La Casa Event: 

La Casa's 3rd Birthday Celebration

He/Him/His

Joselyn
Quintana

External

Project Coordinator

Sophomore

Neuroscience and Women Studies

Orgullosa Mexicana de Michoacán, Mexico

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Favorite La Casa Event: 

ALMA and the opening ceremony for LHM with Sylvia Mendez

She/Her/Hers

Christian Vega

Outreach & Recruitment Chair

Sophomore

Computer Engineering

Hometown: Chicago, IL

He/Him/His

"It’s a community where different cultures and identities can come together to talk and collaborate"

He/Him/His

Saida Valdivia

Annual Initiatives Liasion

Senior

Political Science 

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

She/Her/Hers

"I enjoy seeing what other Latine students doing with their time at Umich and the collective sense of community"

She/Her/Hers

Andres Garcia

Annual Initiatives Liason

Freshman

Mechanical/Civil Engineering

He/Him/His

Hometown: Chicago, IL

I love La Casa for being networking safe haven for me, somewhere where I knew I would find like minded individuals with the same goal. The community works hard to make an impact every way, to chip away at the inequality we face.

He/Him/His

ADVISORS

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RICHARD

NUNN

PhD Student

National Forum on Higher Education

RONNIE

ALVAREZ

Undergraduate Student

GUSTAVO

TOVAR

Undergraduate Student

Julianna

Collado

Undergraduate Student

Tania 

Zaragoza

Undergraduate Student

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CATALINA

ORMSBY

Associate Director, Center for Educational Outreach

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JOHN

BURKHARDT

Founding Director, National Forum on Higher Education

ELIZABETH

MOJE

Dean,School of Education