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Marisela Padilla Alcala

Student Coordinator

Marisela or Mari for short is on her fourth-year here at UC Merced. She is currently working on her Biological Sciences Bachelor's Degree with a Human Bio emphasis and a minor in Natural Sciences in Education. Marisela has been involved in the CalTeach program at UC Merced and was an intern for the Merced Children’s Play Group. She was also a member of the UC Merced Archery team during her first semester. She is currently a member of the Women’s Empowerment Conference Planning Committee and is working on getting more involved on campus while being one of the student coordinators in our office. If you have any questions or just want to talk to someone feel free to reach out to her. 


Leslie Renteria Salome

Student Coordinator

Leslie was born in Acapulco, Guerrero in Mexico and migrated to the United States at the age of 2 to City Heights, a community in San Diego, CA. She has been an active student advocating to improve the living conditions of the youth of color in our state, in particular, working to reduce the suspension and expulsion rate in the school system and eliminate the school-to-prison- pipeline. Leslie is now a fourth year working to receive her bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She aims to continue her higher education and pursue a masters in Urban Planning to develop healthier communities across the state.


Stacy Tletlepantzi

Student Coordinator

Stacy Tletlepantzi is a fourth-year Biological Science major with a human emphasis and a Spanish minor. Besides being a student coordinator for the Office of Undocumented Services, she is also actively involved on campus. She is a member of Students Advocating for Law and Education and was part of the scholarship committee for two years. Because she is interested in applying to medical school, she is also a member of Phi Delta Epsilon a professional pre-medical fraternity. She is currently working with her Spanish professor on a program named Medical Spanish Service Learning Project. This program aims to allow bilingual students to learn about health disparities in Merced and inform the community about these issues.


Keyla Ruiz Ramirez

Student Coordinator

Keyla Ruiz is a second-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 three years.


Nayeli Sernas Hernandez

Student Coordinator

Nayeli Sernas Hernandez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico but was raised in Los Angeles. She is a 2nd-year Applied Mathematics major with an emphasis on Economics. Currently, she is a part of the Residence Hall Association E-Board on campus helping to create events so students living on campus feel at home. Outside of school, Nayeli is an Immigration Rights Activist with CHIRLA, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights L.A. If you ever need to talk to someone about boba and sushi or about life, feel free to reach out.


Lilibeth Mata Juarez

Student Coordinator

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 the senior citizen community as a program coordinator or activities director. She enjoys solving puzzles, arts and crafts, hiking and spending time with her family.