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Patricia Escobar

Patricia Escobar

Director of the CCCC

I am deeply honored to hold the position of Director of the César Chávez Cultural Center. Together with an amazing staff of three lead staff, 14 work-study students and one Diversity Mentor, we daily tackle the mission of the CCCC. My favorite thing about the Center is the constant flow of students that engage in conversation, meet friends, study, work and form lifelong relationships with both staff and students.

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Eva Rodriguez

Hola! I love working at the César Chávez Cultural Center (CCCC) with students from all walks of life. I received my B.A. in Spanish with a minor in Criminal Justice, and M.A in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership (HESAL) from UNC. The Center is a “home away from home” for students and we strive to continuously make everyone feel welcome. I know the determination, commitment, and dedication it takes to succeed in higher education and I strive to help students see and meet their fullest potentials. SI SE PUEDE!

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Courtney Matsumoto:

I am a first-year Masters student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership (HESAL) program here at UNC. In my undergraduate work I double majored and received my B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology/Criminal Justice and Ethnic Studies. I am very passionate about working with underrepresented students and providing them with opportunities to access Higher Education. I am honored to serve as the G.A. for the CCCC!

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Brandon Garcia:

I am a freshman and a pre-dietetics major. I hope to become a registered dietitian and work in a hospital setting. My favorite things to do are to workout at the Rec Center, eat, and watch Food Network. I also like to cook and my favorite celebrity chef is Ina Garten. I'm from Garden Grove, California so I have only been in Colorado for a little over a month. The Center has made me feel at home and I have met a lot of great people here! I hope to make others feel the same when they visit the center!

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Irma Sandoval:

My name is Irma Sandoval and I am a Spanish Secondary Education major with endorsements in Bilingual/Bi-cultural Education and Teaching English as a Second Language. I am a junior at UNC and this is my third year working at the César Chávez Cultural Center.

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Ramon Martinez:

I was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa (Mexico). I graduated from Greeley Central High School, class of 2012. I’m from Greeley, Colorado and will be the first in my family to graduate from a 4-year university. I am currently a sophomore, majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and a minor in Communications. I am also a part of CHE and LULAC. The things I enjoy about the center are that everyone that walks in is like a family member and the support that the directors provide for us.

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Jeri Salas:

I'm a senior with a bittersweet ending coming up to graduation. I've loved working and enjoying free time at the CCCC for 3 years. I wouldn't trade it for the world. Finishing up with a major in Social Sciences and minor in History, I can say that every minute spent at the Center has helped me in more than one way. Being a first generation student coming from Denver, Colorado I never would have believed the struggles Latinos/as go through while in higher education: securing resources, personal identity, and finding support. Becoming involved, and having the help of the Center has definitely further enriched my collegiate experience. I've valued my opportunities and experiences that I have had so far, and I am looking forward to growing even more as an individual, thanks in part of the CCCC. SI SE PUEDE!

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Jeanette Yañez:

I was born and raised in Fort Collins and am now attending UNC for a degree in Elementary Education with a Multicultural Studies emphasis. Some of my favorite things to do are take walks, read a great book with a cup of hot joe, and spend time with my wonderful family. Ever want to make my day twenty times better? Just buy me a large sweet tea!

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Rosa Cruz:

I am a third year student at UNC. A Sport and Exercise Science major and double minor in Psychology and Nutrition. I plan on continuing to further my education in attending a Physical Therapy Program and afterwards join the health field. I enjoy being a part of the staff at the César Chávez Cultural Center because of the welcoming and “feel-good” atmosphere. Working at the Center has given me the opportunity to meet new people, help others and appreciate the beautiful diversities that come to the Center.

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Alvaro Marquez:

I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. My parents come from the small town of Valparaiso Zacatecas in Mexico. My major is General Business with an emphasis in Marketing. I am also responsible for the Marketing duties at the Center. Stop by and say what's up!

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Shelby Bitz:

I'm a junior Sociology major with a Women's Studies minor. This year I was lucky enough to be hired as a Diversity Mentor and am currently staffed in South Hall and César Chávez Cultural Center. In my free time I like to talk about superheroes, read comic books, and watch Disney movies on Netflix.

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Denise Romero:

My name is Denise Romero. I am a sophomore majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Sociology. I have been working at the César Chávez Cultural Center for a year and it has truly become my home. I am involved in LULAC and enjoy working with the Greeley community. The CCCC has given me the opportunity to meet a lot of people and get involved on campus. 

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Matias Ampuero-O’Connor:

I am a first generation immigrant from Santiago, Chile. I have lived in the U.S since 2000. I have lived and traveled to many places within the country. I am a bilingual speaker, speaking Spanish and English. I love the mountains and the ocean. I am a senior here at UNC and am an International Affairs major and minor in Spanish.

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Tirzah Vidaurri:

I am a junior, majoring in Chemistry with an emphasis in Forensic Science and a minor in Criminal Justice. I strive to be a good role model for my six younger siblings. I will be the first of my family to graduate from college. I love all sports, watching and playing. I am very social and I love meeting new people which is why I enjoy working at the center. I am a proud member of Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc. and I am also involved in SACNAS.

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Eledora “Eli” Guerra:

I am a junior studying Spanish Education K-12. I consider myself Cuban Mexican American and grew up in Cd. Juarez Chihuahua. The CCCC has provided me with many opportunities to grow professionally and personally. I love working with students at the Center and providing them with a home away from home. I am part of many different organizations on campus and I will encourage all of you to get involved during your college experience.

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Jesus Medrano:

Hello, my name is Jesus Medrano, and I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado.  I am currently a junior at UNC. I am studying Biological Science with a Pre-Health Emphasis and plan to attend Medical School once I graduate. I am the first out of my entire family to go to college. My hopes are to go on and get my MD or MD-PhD further down the road. My long term goal is to become a doctor specialized in Pediatrics.

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Alejandra Barron:

Hello! I am a senior here at UNC. My major is in Spanish K-12 Education with an emphasis in English as a Second Language and a minor in Mexican American Studies. I am a very friendly person and love getting to know people. My hobbies are playing soccer, dancing, and being with friends. A fun random fact about me is that I love dolphins and SpongeBob! I’m looking forward to meeting you when you visit the Center!!!

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Julian Flores-Soto:

My name is Julian Flores Soto. I was born in Valparaiso, Zacatecas located in the heart of Mexico. I’ve lived the majority of my life in Aurora, Colorado and attended Overland High School. This is my 3rd fall at this University, and I am currently double majoring in Audiology and Speech Language Sciences and Special Education. I am involved in the University through my job here at the César Chávez Cultural Center and through my fraternity Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. I someday hope to attend graduate school where I plan on completing either a Speech Pathology masters and/or Audiology Ph.D and use my skill set to work in an inner-city school setting.

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Ivan Montes:

My name is Ivan Montes. I am a senior with a Spanish major and a Mexican-American Studies minor. I grew up in Glenwood Springs, CO, but I was born in Cuautemoc, Chihuahua. I am the first one in my family to attend college. Thanks to the César Chávez Cultural Center I have had the opportunity to grow as a person and as an individual. I am also part of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. Being part of this organization has giving me the opportunity to be a leader.