LLAS Students


Meet some of our current and recent students from the LLAS minor program.

Roberto Chavez

I am a DACA recipient and a history major and also double minoring in LLAS and AIS (American Indian Studies). I am a first gen indigenous student from Mexico that is proud of my roots, and am studying to be a professor of Latin American and Indigenous Latin American history.

Roberto Chavez leaning against a car. He has a camera hanging from his neck

Alex Dupuis

I am a double major in Spanish and Sociology and have been especially fortunate to be minoring in LLAS. Through learning cultural and societal elements of Latinx communities, I will be able to transfer this acquired knowledge in my desired career of a licensed translator in the Spanish language.

Alex Dupuis sitting on a rock. He is wearing a blue t-shirt

Elizabeth Escobedo

I am from Yakima, Washington, a first-generation student majoring in Business Administration and minoring in LLAS. I was interested in minoring in LLAS because I feel that knowing and understanding our culture is important.

Elizabeth Escobedo smiling in a selfie. She is wearing a white cardigan

Jesse Higuera

I am from Yakima, Washington. I am a first-generation student double majoring in Law & Justice and Spanish. The LLAS minor interested me because I wanted to learn more about the history of the Latino/Latinx culture. As a Mexican, I know that not everyone has the same customs or traditions in Mexico, and learning how other Latino/Latinx cultures are, I will have a better understanding on helping my community with the career I want to pursue in law.

Jesse Higuera smiling in a photo. He's wearing a white button up

Abby Limonteco-Tlatelpa

I graduated from Sunnyside High School. I am pursuing Latino & Latin American Studies and I love the Latinx culture.

Abby Limonteco-Tlatelpa smiling in a photo. She is sitting on the ground

Eunice D. Magaña (She/They)

I am a first-generation student who is pursuing a career as a mental health counselor for the Hispanic/Latine Community. I hope to provide representation and help to my community as a fellow Latina and Chicana.

Eunice Magana smiling in a photo. Her hair is tied back

Karla Maravilla

Karla's undergraduate research at CWU is titled "Mestizaje Through Epidemic: Curanderismo as Spiritual Healing in Alejandro Morales' The Rag Doll Plagues".

Karla Maravilla smiling in a selfie. Her hair is tied back.


Tiffany Ochoa

Tiffany Ochoa is a first-generation undergraduate student here at Central, a Spanish major with a specialization in translation and interpretation as well as graduating with minors in Anthropology and Latino and Latin American studies. She is proud to be bilingual and has been part of the Spanish and LLAS program throughout her university career not only by belonging to the major and minor but also with her involvement with the Fuentes de Esperanza project and helping students through the Learning Commons as a Peer Academic Mentor.

Tiffany Ochoa smiling in a picture. There is a brick wall behind her

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