Student Staff

Angelica Alvarez
Angelica Alvarez
Promotorx

Angelica Alvarez is a third year, first generation college student, and a Chicana from Anaheim. She is an Environmental Studies major with an emphasis in community organizing and minoring in Psychology. She is one of the Promotorx en El Centro. Angelica enjoys star gazing, hiking, visiting the beach, hanging out with loved ones, trying new food, and adventuring. She is on the pursuit to become a high school counselor.

Aliah Bueno-Strong
Aliah Bueno-Strong
Event specialist

Aliah Bueno-Strong is from Corona, California in Riverside County. She is currently majoring in Rangeland Resource Science and minoring in Forestry. She plans on getting a second bachelor's degree in Animal Science with a specialization in Equestrian Science then working with the Wild Horse and Burro Program. Her hobbies include painting, writing novels and studying herbal healing.

Daniela Garcia
Daniela Garcia
Assessment Specialist

Daniela Garcia is a third year, first generation student pursuing her BA in Criminal and Justice Studies with a minor in Spanish. Her goals is to finish college in Spring’22 and continue her masters in Immigration to help people in her community. Daniela is the Event Coordinator at El Centro, she enjoys making fun events for the students. Also, in her free time she enjoys spending time with her sorority sisters, enjoys working out and she loves to cook and eat.

Ritz Garcia
Ritz Garcia
Promotorx

Ritz Garcia is a first generation college student who comes from a small town in the Eastern Sierras named Bishop, CA. He is a CRGS major with an emphasis in Multicultural Queer Studies and minor in Business Marketing. Ritz is the Center Liaison at El Centro. On his free time he enjoys adventuring outdoors, photography, and learning. After graduation, Ritz plans on pursuing his business plans, go on a travel binge, and eventually open his own non-profit organization.

Celene Gonzalez
Celene Gonzalez
Assistant Coordinator

Celene Gonzalez, currently an Assistant Coordinator of El Centro, graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in 2017. At this time spends most of her time caring for her young daughter Kova and reading for her M.A. Counseling Psychology classes. Celene is committed to a life of multicultural, intersectional social justice/animal activist work. For fun they love nothing more than being near the coast and eating yummy vegetarian foods.

Pablo  Hernandez
Pablo Hernandez
Promotorx

Hi everyone, my name is Pablo and I’m a fourth year at HSU majoring in CRGS with an ethnic studies emphasis. I was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. I love watching fantasy tv shows & movies, hiking, swimming, spending time with family/friends, and eating food.

Emily Lopez
Emily Lopez
Promotorx

Emily Lopez is a junior and first generation student, she is a Criminology & Justice studies major with a minor in Early Childhood Development. Her position at El Centro is Promotorx, on her free time she likes to watch unsolved mystery videos and loves cats.

Johvana Ordonez
Johvana Ordonez
Event specialist

My name is Johvana Ordonez my pronouns are she/her/hers I’m from south central LA. I am a double major in religious studies and English. I love art, writing, reading and being creative! I'm a Halloween and tattoo lover/enthusiast. I hope we can all have an awesome year together.

Ash Ramirez
Ash Ramirez
Marketing and Social Media Specialist

Ash Ramirez (she/her) is a first generation college student from the Los Angeles County. She is a Studio Art major with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing. At El Centro, Ash works as the Social Media and Marketing Specialist. On her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.

Christian Trujillo
Christian Trujillo
Center Liaison

Christian Trujillo is a Promotorx within El Centro. They are an Environmental Science and Management major.Christian loves hiking, cooking, music, EATING, and getting to know people. This is a little bit of me, but what about you?:)