ASUW La Raza Student Commission

2017-2018 Leadership Team


Guillermo Madera Perez (he/him/el)
Public Health / 2019

Guillermo graduated from Prosser High School in Prosser, WA and is in his third year at the University of Washington. He is majoring in Public Health, and plans to graduate Spring 2019. He has actively been involved with MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan) de UW since his first year on campus. He is also a member/mentor for Leaders del Futuro. Last year he was an intern with La Raza and this year he is the commission’s director. Guillermo decided to be involved with La Raza to understand and advocate for the intersections of the Latinx identity and other marginalized people.


Esmeralda Manjarrez (she/her/ella)
Interdisciplinary Visual Arts/ Spanish 2019
Scribe and Media Intern

Esmeralda graduated from A.C. Davis High School in 2015 and is currently a Junior majoring in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts with a minor in Spanish. During her time at the university she has been a member the Honors Program, helped run simulation data for the launching of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and participated in an art history program based in Amsterdam. Esmeralda is passionate about using her art as a platform for activism and social change. As an intern for La Raza, she is excited to contribute her skills to an organization that helps students like her succeed and have a voice in the university.

Stephanie Herrera (she/her/ella)
General Biology/ 2021
Senate/Community Outreach/Political Intern

Stephanie Herrera graduated from Sunnyside High School and is in her first year as an undergraduate student at the University of Washington. She is intending to major in General Biology and double minor in Spanish and Diversity. Stephanie is involved with MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan) de UW where she serves as the Political chair and AP representative. She is also involved with LDF (Leaders Del Futuro), CCM (Chicanos/Latinos for community Medicine) and is the National Liaison for SACNAS. Stephanie is a strong advocate for educating ourselves and those around us of what our ancestors fought for and keeping their legacy. As an intern for La Raza, Stephanie hopes to help raise awareness and educate communities about social injustices, Latinx/Chicanx culture, history and promote cultural empowerment.