Latinx Graduate Student Association

The Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA) is an organization dedicated to creating a support and social network for Chicanx/Latinx graduate students at the University of San Diego (USD).

LGSA contributes to USD’s principles by upholding values of social justice, equity, family, culture, and academic excellence through the promotion of scholarship, advocacy, and qtorship/femtorship/mentorship. We encourage and facilitate communication between graduate students and faculty who identify as Latinx, Afro-Latinx, Asian-Latinx, Mexican/Mexican-American, Filipinx/Filpinx-American and other underrepresented communities at USD through coalition-building and allyship.

LGSA brings together Latinx graduate students who are committed to:
  • Existing and thriving at the University of San Diego
  • Advocating for equitable opportunities, educational outcomes, and representation at the student, administrative, and faculty level
  • Creating comunidad together at SOLES and USD
  • Promoting the recruitment and retention of Latinx graduate students
  • Qtoring/Femtoring/Mentoring and supporting SOLES Latinx graduate students in pursuit of academic excellence, degree completion, and professional goals
  • Stimulating and supporting scholarly efforts, research, and publication opportunities to include the study of Latinx culture and its contributions to academia, education, and leadership
  • Increasing scholarship funds and financial support for SOLES Latinx graduate students;
  • Supporting the professional development of Latinx Graduate students; and
  • Connecting with SOLESLatinx alumni

Directors of Internal Affairs
Melina Caan
alejandro (alejandrx) cervantes

Director of External Relations
Matthew (Matt) Becerra

Directors of Resource & Administration

Tanja Schroeder
Alexia Enriquez

Directors of Communications and Marketing
Judith (Judy) Romero
alejandro (alejandrx) cervantes

Directors of Community & Events
Diana (Didi) Orozco
Alexia Enriquez
Melina Caan
Debbie Cecena
Briseida Elenes

If you would like to join LGSA or attend one of our events in the future, please complete the LGSA Interest Form so we can add you to our newsletter and contact list.