ASUW La Raza Student Commission

2018-2019 Leadership Team


Marilú Fernández Silva (She/her/ella)
Latin American and Caribbean Studies / 2019

Marilú graduated from La Conner High School in La Conner, WA and is in her fourth year at the University of Washington. Majoring in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Through her journey at UW, she has been an active member of MEChA also been involved with Unidas Seremos and Purple Group. As La Raza director, Marilú is working towards liberation of marginalized people and social justice, as well as advocating for the various Intersectionalities within the Latinx community. 


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), 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.

Antonio Alvarado (he/him/el)
American Ethnic Studies/Sociology 2019
Programming Intern

Antonio graduated from O’Dea High School in Seattle in 2014. He is currently a junior, double-majoring in American Ethnic Studies and Sociology, planning to graduate in the spring of 2019. On Campus, Antonio is involved with MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan) de UW, serving as Educational co-Chair and Political Chair. As an intern for La Raza, he is excited to collaborate with constituents across campus and the larger community, in hopes of working towards social justice and liberation for all marginalized people.