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Meet our Executive Board

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Jasmin Sanchez,
Internal Co-Chair

(Pronouns: She/Her/Ella)

Coming from Pixley, CA, Jasmin is a 4th year majoring in Sociology with a double minor in Spanish and Applied Psychology. Striving in her field of study, she plans to become a Middle School Counselor to help guide our younger generations towards success. As this year's Internal Co-Chair, her goal is to host more professional conferences/events that’ll help you context with people willing to offer you incredible opportunities. Something Jasmin’s is looking forward to as part of LBA is our Mentorship Program because it allows people to have a source of comfort, guidance, and support. One of her long time hobbies is dancing, not professionally, but she could keep up!

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Alejandro Ordaz,
External Co-Chair 

(Pronouns: He/Him)

Alex is a third year student double majoring in Financial Mathematics & Statistics alongside Economics, hoping to add a minor in Business Communication during his last year at UCSB. His hometown is located further up north in Salinas, CA, aspiring to become a data or financial analyst in hopes of gaining experience to become an entrepreneur in the future. As this year's External Co-Chair in LBA, he is dedicated to creating much more than a professional environment that will prepare students for the future, but also nourish a welcoming community, creating a home away from home, and ensuring everyone feels supported. Outside of LBA he loves hitting the gym, cooking, and making new friends!

Vice-President
Allegra Sasser
ce-President

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Susan Ortiz,
Human Relations Director

(Pronouns: She/Her/Ella)

Coming from Bakersfield, Sam is a 2nd year Communication major who is working towards becoming a Pediatric Speech Pathologist! Her fondest memories with LBA are from last year’s End of the Year Gala, which is the event she is most excited to plan for this upcoming academic year.  While on our executive board, she hopes to form new friendships and improve her professional skills, especially with all her creative workshops she has lined up. She loves movie nights, painting, and going out with friends. Her favorite spot in SB would be Sweet Janes. Fun Fact! She can rap Lemonade Mouth’s “Determinate”, and the song she has on repeat is “Triggered” by Jhene Aiko.

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Damian Gomez,
Corporate Fundraising Director

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From Berkely, we are happy to introduce our Venezuelen Fundraising Director, Paola!! Miss Paola is a 3rd year Political Science major with a Latin American and Iberian Studies minor, who will one day become a lawyer. She loves volunteering with PATH as part of LBA because she enjoys giving back to the community. She is also very grateful to be able to create memories with our new members and hear their stories from living in Santa Barbara. While on e-board, Paola hopes to spread awareness for the Latin American community throughout UCSB, and cannot wait for our banda night winter quarter!! You can always find her singing and dancing around while listening to “Gatúbela” on repeat! She loves eating at Freebirds in IV, and one of her talents is eating eight tacos in one sitting.

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Susan Ortiz,
Human Relations Director

(Pronouns: She/Her/Ella)

Susan is a 4th-year Sociology major with a minor in Spanish from San Diego CA, aspiring to pursue a career in Human Resources Management. As our Human Relations Director for the Latin Business Association, her goal is to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment where each member is valued and supported. Susan is particularly enthusiastic about the Pathways Internship Program, seeing it as an excellent opportunity for students to gain skills that not only benefit them in the present but also contribute to their long-term career goals. During her free time, she enjoys hiking and exploring new dining spots. Susan is excited to be part of the Latinx Business Association and looks forward to creating new memories with everyone!

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Damian Gomez,
Corporate Fundraising Director

(Pronouns: He/Him)

Damian is a 2nd-year history major from Canoga Park, CA, who will be using this year to explore potential career paths. As your Fundraising Director, Damian plans on collaborating with UCSB students who run small businesses and introducing local businesses to our community through various fundraisers. By planning fundraisers, he hopes to raise enough money to make LBA events the best possible experience for our members. Something that excites him is to being able to work with the new LBA board, most of which he already knew from last year. In his spare time, Damian either plays video games, especially Overwatch, or keeping up with sports.

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Susan Ortiz,
Human Relations Director

(Pronouns: She/Her/Ella)

Coming from Bakersfield, Sam is a 2nd year Communication major who is working towards becoming a Pediatric Speech Pathologist! Her fondest memories with LBA are from last year’s End of the Year Gala, which is the event she is most excited to plan for this upcoming academic year.  While on our executive board, she hopes to form new friendships and improve her professional skills, especially with all her creative workshops she has lined up. She loves movie nights, painting, and going out with friends. Her favorite spot in SB would be Sweet Janes. Fun Fact! She can rap Lemonade Mouth’s “Determinate”, and the song she has on repeat is “Triggered” by Jhene Aiko.

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Damian Gomez,
Corporate Fundraising Director

(Pronouns: )

From Berkely, we are happy to introduce our Venezuelen Fundraising Director, Paola!! Miss Paola is a 3rd year Political Science major with a Latin American and Iberian Studies minor, who will one day become a lawyer. She loves volunteering with PATH as part of LBA because she enjoys giving back to the community. She is also very grateful to be able to create memories with our new members and hear their stories from living in Santa Barbara. While on e-board, Paola hopes to spread awareness for the Latin American community throughout UCSB, and cannot wait for our banda night winter quarter!! You can always find her singing and dancing around while listening to “Gatúbela” on repeat! She loves eating at Freebirds in IV, and one of her talents is eating eight tacos in one sitting.

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Diana Florez,
Community Service Director 

(Pronouns: She/Her/Ella)

Diana is a 3rd year Biopsychology major from Los Angeles, California, with a clear career goal of working in the medical field as either a Physician Assistant (PA) or Medical Doctor (MD). In the short term, she is looking to gain experience by working as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). As Community Service Chair, she aims to create more volunteer opportunities for members of the organization throughout the quarter. She also plans to foster collaboration by organizing events that allow for networking opportunities within the organization and with other external organizations. Outside of her academic and professional pursuits, Diana has a few hobbies that help her unwind and relax. She enjoys binge-watching reality TV and crime shows. She also appreciates her time at the beach, where she likes to watch sunsets and the moon with close friends.

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Fernanda Florez,
External Relations Director

(Pronouns: She/Her/Ella )

Fernanda Is a 3rd year Economics and Accounting major from Los Angeles, CA aiming for a career in marketing or investment banking. As the External Relations director she is excited to reconnect with past LBA alumni along with professionals that cater to all majors. In her spare time she enjoys weight lifting, cook, and practice photography

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Jonathan Iraheta,
Recruitment & Programs Director

(Pronouns: He/Him)

Coming from Boyle Heights, CA, Jonathan is a 3rd-year Communications major. He plans to pursue a career in marketing within an established sports company. Jonathan's goals as our Recruitment and Programs Director consist of bringing more people into this familia and providing a memorable year for each and every member. Something he looks forward to are our general meetings on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Aside from being a part of LBA, Jonathan competes in amateur boxing and enjoys physical activities.

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Roberto Salgado,
Social Director

(Pronouns: He/Him)

Roberto is a 3rd-year Economics major from San Jose, CA, who is aiming for a career in finance, consulting, or policy analysis. As the Social Chair, he seeks to foster an inclusive and vibrant community where every member feels connected and valued. He hopes to bring everyone closer as a club and enhance our professional skills. Something Roberto is most excited about are the upcoming social events, workshops, and networking opportunities. And lastly, some of his hobbies are working out, cooking, playing soccer, and watching movies in his free time.

 

Jose Montaño,
Marketing Director

(Pronouns: He/Him)

Bio in Progress...


Justin Jose,
Public Relations Director

(Pronouns: He/Him)

He is a 3rd year Political Science Major from Los Angeles, CA aiming for a career in Public Relations within government affairs and Policy making. As the Public Relations chair Justin plans on building connections with people inside and outside of the LBA community. He is excited to be working on the Latinx Coalition which will provide more collaborations and help expand the outreach of UCSB’s Latin Community. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports and playing video games with friends.

Jesus Lopez-Hernandez,
Administrative Director

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From Tijuana, Maritza is a 3rd year Economics and Accounting and Sociology Double major with a minor in Applied Psychology she is looking to do sociological research or receive her CPA license. Her fondest LBA memory was the beach clean up last spring quarter as it’s what solidified her continued involvement with the club as without that wonderful introduction to the Familia she probably would not have returned to a meeting. She is most excited for Banda Night and ready to sing her heart out to some norteños! Also she hopes to foster a safe and welcoming environment for Latino students of all backgrounds! 

Brianny Zabaleta,
Financial Director

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Bio

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Jesus Lopez-Hernandez,
Administrative Director

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He is a 2nd year Economics and Accounting major from Los Angeles, California, specifically from a small city named Cudahy. He aims to strive for financial freedom and academic excellence, paving the path for others to join him on this journey. As the Administrative Director, Jesus plans on providing a welcoming space for all and raising awareness of LBA’s presence on campus as well as making sure LBA can run smoothly behind the scenes in order to fulfill its mission in reaching out and providing professionalism and comfortability to the community. He looks forward to expanding the organization and getting to know its devoted members. When he finds the time, he enjoys going out with friends, socializing amongst others and using his other skill sets at the basketball courts.

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Brianny Zabaleta,
Financial Director

(Pronouns: She/Her/Ella)

Brianny is an incoming 3rd year, majoring in Economics & Accounting. She is from Palmdale, CA, aiming for a career in the business world. As our new Financial Director in LBA, Brianny plans to build and grow LBA’s financial position. Something that she is excited for the organization are our upcoming events for the entire year. Some of Brianny's hobbies include: music, sports, and learning new things.

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David Morales-Zapien,
ULSA Representative

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David is a 5th year physics major and minor in math and astronomy from Oxnard CA aiming for a career in either medical physics or fusion science. As this years' ULSA representative, David plans on building a relationship with chapters from other schools in order to foster an environment of collaboration and cooperation. In his free time he loves to go to the gym, play the piano and guitar as well as being a big fan of standup comedy.

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Nathan Toledo,
ULSA Representative

(Pronouns: He/Him)

He is a fourth-year Economics and Accounting Major from Los Angeles, CA who aspires to pursue a career in finance. As ULSA Representative he plans to provide opportunities for members to expand their network beyond UCSB. He is looking forward to helping to create a space for those who seek to develop the skills necessary to thrive after college. Some of his interests include watching sports and trying new restaurants.

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