LGA Concilio 2017/2018
Please Welcome the 2017/2018 Latinx Graduate Association Concilio
Logistics & planning (Vacant)
- Support scheduling meetings: member and concilio
- Develop agenda for meetings, member and concilio
- Attend and facilitate all organization meetings
- Call special meetings of the organization when required
- Prepare and file reports required by the University.
- Oversee the progress of planned events and hold created task forces accountable
- Assist Communications in authoring organization's communications
Communications & Marketing (Sendi Estrada)
- Update and maintain listserv
- Prepare and maintain transition documents related to offices and duties
- Produce flyers for special events and meetings
- Oversee communication efforts with university, community, and membership
Finance (Delma Ramos)
- Maintain all financial records of the organization
- In partnership with sponsoring DU unit, prepare and submit financial reports quarterly to the listserv after Concilio approval
- Develop annual budget in partnership with sponsoring DU unit (CME)
- Provide an advising role (i.e. ethics, amendments, elections, impeach of officer or removal of member, or other structural changes)
- Prepare for and lead in-meeting discussion of the topic
- Obtain and organize all LGA records written by the Board of Officers
- Prepare and maintain an annual record of events and assemble a yearly reporting group of achievements and challenges
- Maintain a connection with LGA alumni
Outreach and access (Michelle Garcia-Olp)
- Create partnerships with community organizations (within and beyond DU).
- Actively work on seeking out prospective members.
- Assist in creating a pipeline from undergraduate to graduate school by providing opportunities for mentorship/support.
- Actively work on the retention and persistence of membership.
Latinx Concilio Biographies
Delma Ramos Delma Ramos is a PhD Candidate in Higher Education at the University of Denver. Her work focuses on asset based approaches to college access and completion with an emphasis on underserved populations. Delma is also interested in the influence of public policy on issues related to college success, which has led her to collaborate with policy organizations and think tanks including the RAND corporation, the American Council on Education, and the College Board. Delma's dissertation research embodies her focus on asset based perspectives through an exploration of Funds of Knowledge and the college success of first-generation, low-income, and students of color. Delma currently serves as graduate assistant for the Interdisciplinary Research Incubator for the Study of (In)equality (IRISE) in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI).
Sendi Estrada was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and raised in the United States. She is a proud and blessed Gates Millenium Scholar who graduated from Colorado College and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and Spanish with a minor in English. She is a rising 2nd-year graduate student in the Master's in Higher Education at Morgridge College of Education at DU. Her research interests include first-generation college students, HSI's, and the importance of mentoring. As a Latina first-generation college student herself she hopes to get other students involved in LGA by offering her skills in communication and increasing participation. When she is not a student, she is supporting Hispanic, low-income, first-generation college students in STEM at Colorado State University-Pueblo CBASE office. On her spare time, she enjoys taking long walks with her English bulldog and going to ZUMBA. She is a proud mother of a toddler named Mateo. She is very happy to be a part of LGA.
Michelle Garcia-Olp (Nuevomexican@ & Genizaro) received her Bachelors in Elementary Education and Masters in Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies from the University of New Mexico. Michelle worked in the public education system as an elementary teacher Teaching Students of Other Languages (TESOL) for six years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Michelle is working towards her Doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on diversity at the University of Denver (DU). Currently, Michelle develops curriculum for the Native American Community Relations and Programs Department and serves as a Research Assistant for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at DU. Her current research interests include race and identity in education and research. This includes, more specifically, focusing on decolonizing the curriculum and instruction evident in K-20 institutions when working with Indigenous populations.