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Elizabeth Meza Torres

Student Coordinator

emeza7@ucmerced.edu

Elizabeth Meza Torres is an incoming third-year Political Science & Spanish Double Major and at UC Merced. She comes from Delano, California but was originally born in Culiacán, Sinaloa. She’s a first-generation undocumented scholar and an older sister of five with hardworking farm working parents. This year, she will be part of the Associated Students of UC Merced (ASUCM) serving as the President. In addition, she will be serving as Secretary for Pi Sigma Alpha and a Law Clerk executive for the 2020-2021 academic year. This year her goal as a Student Coordinator is to invest more time for her community and advocate on their behalf to the best of her abilities through her various positions. She is thankful for the undocumented community on campus and loves when students reach out! Lastly, her goal for the year is to help guide undocumented students to higher education and give them the resources to help them achieve their goals. Personally, she hopes to serve as a mentor for the students by pursuing a JD in Immigration Law

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Luis Figueroa Ramos

Student Coordinator

lfigueroaramos@ucmerced.edu

Originally from Jalisco Mexico, Luis emigrated to the US at the age of three to Napa CA; where he was raised and completed his K-12 education. During his K-12 education, Luis found a passion for science and found gratification in being an aid and resources to others. Discovering these passions early on, Luis decided to pursue a major in Biology, with an emphasis on molecular and cellular biology. Now as a fourth-year, Luis has decided on continuing his higher education by pursuing a master's in genetic counseling. As a student coordinator for Services for Undocumented Students, Luis is excited to learn more about and to serve the undocumented community of UC Merced, as he attentively awaits with an open mind and ears. Luis is also currently in the process of finishing his first book, he loves painting, his favorite color is green, and he loves sea turtles! If you have any questions or need someone to talk to don't hesitate in contacting him!

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Evelin Avila Farias 

Student Coordinator

eavila29@ucmerced.edu

Evelin was born in Jiquilpan, Michoacan, Mexico, and migrated to the United States at the age of four to Inglewood a community in Los Angeles, California. She is currently an incoming fourth-year student majoring in Political Science and Minoring in Sociology. Besides being a student coordinator for the office of Services for Undocumented Students, she is also actively involved on campus. She is the Legislative Director for the External Office of ASUCM. She is currently an intern and the treasurer for the Law Clinic on campus and  the chair for the Lobby Corps organization here at UC Merced. She aims to continue her higher education and pursue a JD in Immigration Law.   

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Keyla Ruiz Ramirez

Student Coordinator

kruizramirez@ucmerced.edu

Keyla Ruiz is a fourth year psychology major at UC Merced. She was raised in Los Angeles California with both her parents and three brothers. She is a first-generation college student in her family of six. She is currently a student coordinator for Services for Undocumented Students and is passionate about helping the undocumented community. She hopes to one day to pursue her PhD in clinical or developmental psychology! She enjoys the out doors, photography, hiking, fashion and coffee!

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Nayeli Sernas Hernandez

Student Coordinator

nsernas@ucmerced.edu

Nayeli is a fourth year majoring in Applied Mathematics with an Emphasis in Economics from Los Angeles, CA. She is currently the President of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. (a multicultural sorority on campus) and loves her sisters and penguins. After graduating, her goal is to pursue a Masters in Higher Education. Feel free to reach out! Sending you all my best wishes!

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