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Elizabeth Meza Torres

Student Coordinator

emeza7@ucmerced.edu

Elizabeth Meza Torres is an incoming second year Political Science Major and Spanish Minor at UC Merced. She comes from Delano,California but was originally born in Culican, Sinaloa. She’s a first generation undocumented scholar and an older sister of five with hardworking farmworking parents. This year, she will be part of the Associated Students of UC Merced (ASUCM) serving as the SSHA Senator. She’s also going to be leading Brown Issues as Secretary, a statewide non-profit organization that she co-founded alongside her friends, her first year. In addition she is part of the Legislative Branch, Labor Comission, Pre-Law Society, and many other student lead commissions Lastly, her goal for the year is to help guide undocumented students to higher education and give them the recources to help them achieve their goals. Personally, she hopes to serve as a mentor for the students by pursing a JD in Immigration Law.

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Luis Figueroa Ramos

Student Coordinator

lfigueroaramos@ucmerced.edu

Originally from Jalisco Mexico, Luis migrated 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 in molecular and cellular biology. Now as a third-year, Luis has decided on continuing his higher education by pursuing a masters 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 third 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 Internal Vice President for Phi Alpha Delta, which is the pre-law chapter here at UC Merced. She is currently an intern for the Law Clinic on campus and she is a senator at large for ASUCM our student government 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 third-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 of Undocumented Services who is eager in helping her campus and community for the next two years.

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Nayeli Sernas Hernandez

Student Coordinator

nsernas@ucmerced.edu

Nayeli was raised in Los Angeles, CA along with two younger siblings. Once she started attending the university she had been involved with Housing & Residence Life including: Valley Terraces Community Council & Residence Hall Association. When she is not studying, she is drinking coffee. She is currently a 3rd-year studying Applied Mathematics with an emphasis on Economics. After graduating from UC Merced, her goal is to pursue graduate school. If you ever feel the need to talk to someone about math memes and coffee or about life, please feel free to reach out to her as she loves meeting new people!

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Lilibeth Mata Juarez

Student Coordinator

lmatajuarez@ucmerced.edu

Born in Oaxaca Mexico, Lilibeth Mata Juarez was raised in Oakland California since the age of four. She is a fourth-year Psychology major and minor in Spanish. She is a transfer student and has been a peer mentor and tutor for many students in her community in the Bay Area. Her ultimate goal is to receive a Master in Student Affairs and work with first generation college students in the community college level. She enjoys solving puzzles, arts and crafts and spending time with her family.

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