HSI Fellows Program

Luskin Conference Center | August 10-11th, 2023

The HSI Fellows Program is a strategic effort to build institutional capacity for the HSI efforts across campus. The HSI Fellows bring together small teams of 30 faculty, administrators, and staff members to develop and implement campus-wide institutional transformation. The 2023 inaugural cohort includes 5 small teams from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Development, Alumni, Career Center and UCLA Extension.

The two-day program will engage fellows in a shared learning through guest speakers and team-building activities for:

  • Awareness building of HSI as a national, state and UC systemwide movement.
  • Foster connections and relationship building leading to cross-campus collective action.
  • Strengthen understanding of the theoretical frameworks that guide our collective narrative to affirm equity, justice, and institutional transformation.

We want to extend a special thank you and congratulations to our inaugural class of the HSI Fellows Program:

  • Erika Perez, Assistant Director in Undergraduate Admissions
  • Veronica Martinez, Health and Human Resources Manager of UCLA Events & Transportation
  • Cristina Navarro-Aguirre, Math Coach in Center X-UCLA Mathematics Project
  • Armando Clemente, Commuter and Parking Services Operations Manager in Events & Transportation
  • Alexandra Brown, Senior Director of Alumni Affairs
  • Joseph Duong, Director of Marketing of Alumni Marketing
  • Andrea Iaroc, Constituent Services Coordinator of UCLA Career Center
  • Sanaz Nabati, Assistant Director, Career, Education & Development of UCLA Career Center
  • Jennifer Lainez, Development & Communications Coordinator of UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations
  • Kassie Ortiz, Assistant Director of UCLA College, Division of Undergraduate Education
  • Andrea Arias, Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Development
  • Loida De Leon, Associate Director of Development of External Affairs – UCLA College
  • Matthew Valenzuela, Development Coordinator of UCLA Office of Scholarships and Student Support Initiatives
  • Enrique Aragon, Program Manager – Business Management & Legal Programs of UCLA Extension
  • Joshua Aguilar, Program Manager of UCLA Extension
  • Zuleika Martinez, Student Affairs Officer II of UNEX Health Sciences and Sciences
  • Monica Ortiz, Enrollment Center – Concurrent Coordinator of UCLA Extension │ Student Services
  • Krista Loretto, Program Manager of UNEX-Education, Humanities, & Social Sciences
  • Jocelyn Meza, Assistant Professor In-Residence of Psychiatry
  • Robert Lucero, Professor in UCLA School of Nursing
  • Elizabeth Yzquierdo, Associate Dean of Student Affairs of UCLA School of Nursing
  • Melanie Bonilla, Program Coordinator of David Geffen School of Medicine, Office for Justice, Equity & Diversity Inclusion
  • Yvonne Caro Caro, Senior Standardized Patient Educator of David Geffen School of Medicine – Simulation Center
  • Nydia Flores, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer in the Department of Pediatrics
  • Carla Gonzalez, Assistant to the Chair of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
  • Ana Esquivel, Affiliates Account Manager of Staff Assembly and UCLA Health IT
  • Juan Espinoza, Inaugural Director of Student Success in the Office of Student Success at UCLA School of Nursing
  • Lila Mendoza, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Jennifer Lee, Director of Mentoring Initiative in the UCLA Division of Graduate Education