ASUW La Raza Student Commission

2016-2017 Leadership Team


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Cristal Rangel Peña (she/her)
American Ethnic Studies, Public Health / 2017

Cristal graduated from Mariner High School in Everett and is now in her fourth year at the University of Washington. She is double majoring in American Ethnic Studies and Public Health, and plans to graduate in the Spring of 2017. She has been actively involved with MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan) de UW since her first year on campus, and currently holds the positions of Nationals Co-Chair. Last year, she held an intern position within La Raza and this year she serves as the commission’s director. Cristal decided to become involved with La Raza in order learn more about the intersectional experiences and struggles that other Latinxs/Chicanxs on campus face


FullSizeRender (2)Brenda Cuevas (she/her)
Intended: Public Health / 2019
Community Outreach Intern

Brenda is a Toppenish High School graduate now attending her second year at the University of Washington. She is a member and the Council Delegate of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. She hopes to pursue a degree in Public Health with a minor in English. Brenda became so overwhelmed with the vast knowledge pertaining to the diverse atmosphere at the University of Washington and found that with La Raza there was a community which understood and was completely aware of the struggles that Latinxs/Chicanxs endure day to day. Because of this she decided to become more involved with La Raza in hopes to increase her awareness and learn of ways to positively impact this community.

Diana Silverio (she/her)
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Community Outreach Intern

Diana is a Wahluke High School graduate, who is currently pursuing a public health degree. Being a second-year undocumented student Diana is involved in MEChA, Chicanos/Latinos for Community in Medicine, and the Purple Group. She currently works for SLU UW Medicine Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. As La Raza Community Outreach intern, Diana hopes she can contribute back to her community by fighting for the underrepresented minorities.

Nancy Molina-Molina (she/her)
Geography / 2018

Social Media Intern

After graduating from Hazen High School, Nancy is in her third year at the University of Washington. Her activities on campus include being a Girls Who Code instructor for Making Connections, and involvement in the Queer People of Color Alliance. She is currently majoring in Geography. Nancy is excited to be working with La Raza to help contribute to a platform that provides support and voice to the diverse Latinx/Chicanx experiences.


Izet Mendoza (she/her)
American Ethnic Studies / 2018
Event Planning Intern

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Izet graduated from Cleveland High School in 2014 and is currently a junior majoring in American Ethnic Studies and pursuing minors in Labor Studies and Nutrition. Currently, she works for the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards as the Student Assistant where she can inform her peers about scholarship opportunities, writing workshops, and information sessions on post-graduation programs. Izet became involved with La Raza to learn more about the various Latinx/Chicanx RSO’s to inform and encourage students to take advantage of the opportunities offered through OMSFA. As the Event Planning/Programming Intern, she hopes to build strong relationships with the Latinx/Chicanx students to produce successful and fun events.

Guillermo Madera Perez (he/him)
IMG_2695Intended: Public Health / 2019
Scribe Intern

Guillermo graduated from Prosser High School and is in his second year at the University of Washington. He is an intended Public Health major. Guillermo has been involved with MEChA since his first year and has held positions of La Raza and SAB representative. He hopes to understand how to become a better ally to marginalized people within the Latinx community. As Scribe, he is excited to help Latinx RSOs with fun events and activities.