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Welcome to Latina/o Student Assembly

The Latina/o Student Assembly is one of eight cultural assemblies under USC’s Undergraduate Student Government-Program Board. It serves as a funding and advocacy umbrella organization that oversees 21 Latino-oriented member organizations that range from pre-professional to Greek.

The assembly is made up of an Executive Board and representatives from each member organization. LSA’s purpose is to encourage, facilitate, and promote the academic, pre-professional, cultural, social, and political self-realization of USC’s Latina/o students as individuals and as community.

Executive Board 2013-2014

team member
Valerie Fernandez
Executive Director

Major: Business Administration | Minor in Communication Design

Year: Senior

Hometown: Inglewood, CA

Involvement: Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. | Norman Topping Scholar

Contact: vifernan@usc.edu

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Stephanie Aceves
Assistant Director

Major: Computer Science | Minor in Fine Arts, Drawing

Year: Senior

Hometown: El Segundo, CA

Involvement: Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. | USC Helenes

Contact: smaceves@usc.edu

team member
Eric Ochoa
Assistant Director

Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Year: Junior

Hometown: Torrance, CA

Involvement: President Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. | Parkside Arts and Humanities Customer Service Center

Contact: ericocho@usc.edu

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John Mendoza
Professional Affairs

Major:Applied and Computational Mathematics

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Involvement: Norman Topping Scholar | Gates Millennium Scholar | NAI Scholar | NAI Asst. Teacher of Science, 6th Grade | Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity Inc- Community Service Chair | Student Coordinator Teach for America

Contact: jdmendoz@usc.edu

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Saroya Sandiford
Civic Engagement

Major: Urban Planning | Minor in Construction Management and Dance

Year: Senior

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Involvement: Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. | BreakThrough Hip Hop Dance Team | Troy Camp | USC ReadersPLUS

Contact: ssandifo@usc.edu

 

team member
Stephanie Barajas
Social Affairs

Major: Theatre and Cinematic Arts/Communication | Minor in Entertainment Industry

Year: Senior

Hometown: Redwood City, CA

Involvement: Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc. | LAA Scholar

Contact: barajasa@usc.edu

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Andrea Guisela
Political Affairs

Major: International Relations Global Business | Minor in Latin American Studies

Year: Junior

Hometown: Coral Springs, FL

Involvement: President of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc.

Contact: agaldana@usc.edu

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Natalie Santizo
Cultural Affairs

Major: Psychology and Sociology | Minor in American Studies and Ethnicity

Year: Senior

Hometown: Baldwin Park, CA

Involvement: Peer Health Educator | HSBC Fellow '13 | Global Fellow '12 | Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Soroity Incorporated.

Contact: nsantizo@usc.edu

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Christopher Rodriguez
Cultural Affairs

Major: Sociology

Year: Senior

Hometown: Inglewood, CA

Involvement: Trojan Marching Band | Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc.

Contact: christbr@usc.edu

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Carolina Varela
LSA Secretary

Major: Business Administration

Year: Junior

Hometown: Escondido, CA

Involvement: Upward Bound | El Centro Chicano

Contact: cvarela@usc.edu

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Melissa Portillo
Public Relations

Major: Fine Arts Emphasis Graphic Design and Photography | Minor in Marketing

Year: Senior

Hometown: Sherman Oaks, CA

Involvement: Design Chair SARSA | Marketing Co-Director USC Program Board | Historian/Design Victoria Secret Pink USC

Contact: mvportillo24@gmail.com

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Danny Ramirez
Public Relations

Major: Business Administration and Economics

Year: Senior

Hometown: Pacoima, CA

Involvement: Director of Production USC Program Board | Director of Activities Trojan Knights

Contact: danielra@usc.edu

team member
Raul A. Alcantar
Motion Media

Major: Cinema & Television Production

Year: Junior

Hometown: Napa, CA

Involvement: Vice-President of Communications| Sigma Lambda Beta Social Chair| Chicanos for Progressive Education Producer and Editor| Trojan Vision - underGRAD

Contact: raalcant@usc.edu

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