UCI Latinx Resource Center

MEET OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM IS COMPOSED OF EXTRAORDINARY PASSIONATE LEADERS FOCUSED ON SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Professional Staff

Adeli

adelí durón

(She/Ella)

DIRECTOR

aduron@uci.edu | (949) 824-8045

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Adelí Durón serves as the Inaugural Director of the Latinx Resource Center since Fall of 2019. She is developing the key components of the center and will oversee the center and staffing once it opens in Fall 2020. She has been implementing innovative programs in 2020 to serve the needs of students as the framework for the center comes together. She currently serves on the UCI Latinx Thriving Workgroup, serves as the co-chair for the Latino Excellence and Achievement Dinner and the co-chair for the Chicano/Latino Staff Association. adelí has served on the UCI campus for almost fifteen years most notably as the founding director of the Veteran Services Center from 2012-2019. Adelí attended UCI studying Chicano/Latino Studies & Psychology & Social Behavior.

Victoria's

Victoria Rocha

(She/Ella)

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

vrocha@uci.edu | (949) 824-6594

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Victoria Rocha graduated from UC Irvine in June 2020 majoring in Education Sciences and Psychological Sciences. While at UCI, she was involved in the Student Parent Orientation Program, the Student Alumni Association, and worked at the Registrar's office as well. During her undergraduate experience, she found her passion for working with students and specifically with the role of mentorship. She is excited to be part of this team and grateful to be working with amazing student leaders on campus. A fun fact about her is that she studied abroad in Rome, Italy, in the Summer of 2018 for six weeks!

 

Meet our 2022-2023 Student Staff!

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Samantha McCarthy

she/her/ella

Field Study Intern

4th Year, Social Ecology Major / Urban Studies Minor

Fun fact: I Sing and play the Piano.

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Deysi Benavides

she/her/ella

Community Programs Intern

4th Year, Double Major in Political Science & Chicano Latino Studies

Fun fact: I lived in El Salvador and moved to the United Sates when I was 14.

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Citlaly Guadalupe Lozano-Huerta

she/her/ella

Arte and Cultura Intern

3rd Year, Political Science Major

Fun fact: I visited Mexico this September and I thought it would be fun to ride on one of my cows so I did. Yes, I fell off but I still love Cows!

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Anthony San Juan

he/him/el

DREAM Project Fellow

1st Year, Biological Sciences Major

Fun fact: I prefer MARVEL over DC !!

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Grisel Hernandez

she/her/ella

DREAM Project Fellow

2nd Year, Political Science Major

Fun fact: I like K-Pop & I'm a big fan of Monsta X. 

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Andrea Morales

she/her/ella

Indigenous Communities Program Intern

5th year, International Studies Major

Fun fact: I'm interning at Capitol Hill.

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Nathan Torres

he/him/el

QTPOC Programs Intern

4th year, Psychology Major

Fun fact: I've been growing my hair for more than three years to Donate it!!

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Diety Madrid

she/her/ella

Field Study Intern

4th year, Psychological Science Major / Criminology Minor

Fun fact: I once held my standing side split for 10 minutes at a competition and won a medal for being the last one Standing.

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Kimberly Moran

she/her/ella

Wellness Program Intern

4th year, Psychology Major / Chicano Latino Studies Minor

Fun fact: Frank Ocean was my top Artist two years in a Row.

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Xiomara Aguirre Dueñas

she/her/ella

Business Admin-Volunteer Cordinator

4th year, Business Administration Major

Fun fact: During the spring break of 2022, I attended the Switzerland Residency Program through the school of Business and then went to Paris for a few days.

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Kitana Carbajal Juarez

she/her/ella

Graphic Design Intern

3rd year, Art Major / Informatics & Computer Science Minor

Fun fact: I am a multimedia artist and in the process of starting my own business!

WE’RE CREATIVE

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WE’RE PASSIONATE

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WE’RE AWESOME

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