Meet the Staff


    Director

  • Dr. Judith Estrada

    Dr. Judith Estrada

    Ph.D., Educational Policy Studies
    Graduate Certificate, Latina/o Studies Department
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    M.A., Educational Policy Studies
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    B.A., Latin American and Latina/o Studies and Minor in Education
    University of California, Santa Cruz

    Dr. Estrada is the author of “'Consuming ‘Dora the Explorer’ with a Critical Bicultural Lens” in Antonia Darder’s, Culture & Power in the Classroom (2nd Edition ed.). She is dedicated to the success and well being of all students. Dr. Estrada's academic trajectory and commitment to social  transformation has led her to create various new and exciting opportunities at UCSC.                                        

    You can set up an appointment with Dr. Estrada, by emailing her at judi@ucsc.edu


  • Program Coordinator

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    Carlos Gutierrez

    B.A., Critical Race & Ethnic Studies

    University of Californica, Santa Cruz

    Pronouns: He/They

    College: Rachel Carson

    Class of 2017

    Hometown: Mexico/Bay Area/Napa Valley, CA


  • Graduate Student Program Coordinator

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    Andrea Vazquez

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Department of Education

    PhD in Education

    Hometown: South Central Los Angeles, CA


  • Student Program Coordinators


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    Leonardo Chelin Uribe

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

    College: Oakes

    Major: Psychology & Spanish Studies

    Minor: Education

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

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    Linda Piña

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    College: Merrill

    Major: Latin America and Latino Studies & Spanish Studies

    Minor: Education

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Stockton, CA

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    Galy Torres

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    College: Oakes

    Major: Psychology

    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Oakland, CA

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    Tania Torres

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    College: Merrill

    Major: Sociology/Legal Studies

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Tracy, CA

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    Diana Luz Morales

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    College: Merrill

    Major: Community Studies

    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Michoacan, Santa Ana, CA

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    Madelyn Lara-Villalpando

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    College: Oakes

    Major: Latin American Latino Studies & Literature

    Class of 2019

    Hometown: San Diego, CA


  • Researchers

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    Luis Cubas

    Pronouns: He/Him/His

    College: Rachel Carson College

    Major: Latin American and Latino Studies & Psychology

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Richmond, CA

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    Erica B. Rosales

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    College: Oakes

    Major: Latin American and Latino Studies & Sociology

    Class of 2018

    Hometown: San Leandro/Bay Area, CA