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Guiding Concilio

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El Centro Chicano y Latino is fortunate to have committed community members serving on El Guiding Concilio, the center's advisory board. Concilio members represent different constituencies of Stanford's Chicano/Latino community. There are 6 elected student representatives (3 undergraduate and 3 graduate); 2 elected staff members; 2 elected alumni representatives; and one faculty member. The director, associate director, and graduate programs developer of the center serve as ex-officio members.


The Guiding Concilio meets bi-monthly to discuss short- and long-term goals for the center, resource allocation and expansion, and is available to students to address issues facing the community.


El Centro Professional Staff

Elvira Prieto, Ed.M.

Interim Director, El Centro Chicano y Latino


Margaret Sena, Ph.D.

Graduate Student Program Developer, El Centro Chicano y Latino


Graduate Student Representatives

AJ Alvero

Pd.D. Candidate in Educational Linguistics


Melissa Mesinas

Ph.D. Candidate in Developmental and Psychological Sciences


Luz M Jimenénez Ruvalcaba

Ph.D. Candidate in Modern Thought and Literature


Undergraduate Student Representatives

Britanny Maribel Arboleda

B.A. Candidate in Sociology | Honors in Education


Carlos Escobar

B.A. Candidate in Comparitive Studies in Race and Ethnicity


Eda Benites Nieto

B.A. Candidate in Medical Anthropology | Minor in Biology | Minor in Spanish 


Faculty Representatives

Guadalupe Valdes, Ph.D.

Bonnie Katz Tenenbaum Professor in Education

Graduate School of Education


Jonathan Rosa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics (by courtesy)


Undergraduate Professional Staff Representatives

Laura Dominguez Chan, MA

Associate Dean of Career Education | Director of Career Communities

BEAM, Career Student Education


Rigoberto Marquéz, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Academic Programs and Community Engaged Learning

Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity


Alumni Representatives

Alma Medina, JD

Attorney at Law


Lisa Monzón

Lecturer-in-Management and Executive Coach

Initiative or Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD)

Stanford Graduate School of Business