Meet the Team


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    Xiomara López

    Pronouns: She/Her/Ella
    M.Ed. Educational Counseling, University of Southern California
    B.A., Legal Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
    College: Oakes
    Class of 2014
    Hometown: South Central Los Angeles, CA

  • Program Coordinator

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    Jailene Tzintzun

    Pronouns: She/Her/Ella
    B.A., Sociology and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies
    University of California, Santa Cruz
    College: John R. Lewis
    Class of 2022
    Hometown: Northeast Los Angeles, CA

  • Graduate Student Program Coordinator

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    Betania Santos

    Pronoun: She/Her/Hers
    College: Graduate Student
    Major: Sociology Ph.D.
    Class of 2024
    Hometown: La Puente, CA

  • Undergraduate Student Program Coordinators

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    Sara Delgado

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    College: Stevenson College
    Major: Human Biology
    Class of 2024
    Hometown: South Los Angeles, CA

    Hello everyone, my name is Sara Delgado and I am a second year at UC Santa Cruz. This is my first year working as a Student Program Coordinator with El Centro and I am very excited! During my free time, I like to hike, do arts and crafts, and hang out with my friends.
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    Esmeralda Ruiz

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    College: Kresge College
    Major: Business Management Economics
    Class of 2024
    Hometown: San Ramon, CA

    Hi everyone! My name is Esmeralda and I'm a student program coordinator. I started working at El Centro last Spring quarter and I'm excited to be continuing this school year! In my freetime I like to go on walks, hangout out with my friends and family, and watch movies and tv shows. I'm also a huge Marvel fan!
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    Renata Lopez

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    College: Oakes College
    Major: Computer Science
    Class of 2024
    Hometown: San Jose, CA

    Hi! My name is Renata and I'm a first gen latina at UCSC. I'm Salvadoran and I love trying new food and being adventurous. Through El Centro I found a lovely community and I feel so lucky I get to help other students find it too!