Leadership, Service & Recognition

Leadership

  • Co-Director of NASPA’s Escaleras 2018 Institute
  • NASPA Global Relations: Latin American and Caribbean (NASPA-LAC) Initiative – 2016-2018
  • Past Chair NASPA’s Latino/a Knowledge Community – 2016-2018
  • NASPA Escaleras Institute Faculty – 2016
  • NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) Mentor – 2015-present
  • Faculty NASPA Escaleras Institute – Latin@/x Student Affairs Professionals Scaling New Heights in Leadership – 2016
  • NASPA Annual Conference Leadership Committee – 2016
  • National Chair NASPA’s Latino/a Knowledge Community – 2014-2016
  • Invited Facilitator – NASPA Knowledge Community Leadership Training – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • NASPA’s National Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education Commission – 2013-2016
  • National Vice-Chair of NASPA’s Latino/a Knowledge Community – 2012-2014
  • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), Latino Caucus Executive Board Member – 2008-2010
  • Board of Trustees Diversity Committee Staff Representative – UVM – 2000-2001
  • Graduate Student for Cultural Coalition Representative – 1997-200

Community and Civic Service

  • Leadership Evansville Board, 2013-2015
  • HOLA Evansville Board, 2013-2015
  • Indiana Latino Expo, 2013
  • Vanderburgh County Women’s Fund, 2012-2014
  • Achievement-U – Founding Board Member (Vice President), 2011-2013
  • Champlain College Social Work Program Advisory Board, 2010
  • Vermont State Police Bias Free Policing Committee, 2009
  • United Way of Chittenden County Board of Advisors – Diversity and Governance Committees, 2008-2010
  • After School Tutoring Program, 2002-2006
  • Adult Literacy Volunteer, 2003
  • Aids walk Volunteer, 2001
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Volunteer, 2001
  • Hope and Life Hispanic Center Organizational Group Facilitator, 2001
  • Southeast San Diego County HIV/AIDS Outreach Committee, 2001
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Volunteer, 2000
  • Building Our Community Annual Learning Day Facilitator, 2000
  • Vermont Cares Volunteer (2000)
  • Women’s Support Group facilitator, 1999-2000
  • Building Our Community Annual Learning Day Facilitator, 1999
  • Committee on Temporary Shelter – COTS Annual Walk Volunteer, 1999
  • International Women’s Day Committee, 1997-2000
  • President’s Commission on Racial Equality Campus Climate Committee – UVM, 1997-2000
  • WINTERFEST Committee – UVM, 1997-2000

Honors and Recognition

  • NASPA Latino/a Knowledge Community Administrator of the Year Award, 2013
  • Outstanding Mentoring Coordinator Award, 2007
  • Outstanding Educator, 2007 & Teacher of the Year, 2005
  • Broward County Public Schools Quality Projects Award, 2005 & 2006
  • Allan B. Urgent Award for Outstanding Advocacy for Social Justice – University of Vermont, 2000
  • Angela Batista Social Justice Award created – University of Vermont, 1999 (Awarded to a graduating student leader yearly)
  • The Diversity Awareness Thoughtfulness & Courage Award – University of Vermont, 1999
  • Outstanding Service to University of Vermont ALANA Community – University of Vermont, 1999
  • Graduate Student for Cultural Coalition Representative, 1997-2000
  • National Hispanic Scholarships recipient, 1997-2000; Dean’s List, & Cum Laude Brooklyn College, 1997