Meet our Executive Board
She is a 4th year Communication and Film & Media double major who would like to break into the film industry. During her time as co-chair, Liliana plans on incorporating more of the Latinx culture into LBA, and she is so excited to begin planning our legendary weekender during the spring! She loves passing time by watching movies, shopping, and baking! As of now, she has “Yo Voy” on repeat, and can surprisingly touch her nose with her tongue!!
All the way from Tijuana, our wonderful Natalia is a 3rd year Biopsychology major working her way up to becoming a pediatrician. She feels fond of last year’s mentorship reveal because she felt that it was representative of LBA’s ability to create a warm and welcoming community, like “a group of close friends just having a good time together.” As our new co-chair, she plans to grow the LBA community and form “a home away from home” where we can all grow as professionals. Part of this plan is to host exciting events, such as LBA’s banda night and weekender!! Her favorite thing ever is blasting her favorite album at the moment while cooking with friends, and her friends can attest that one of her many talents is her ability to find a new artist or song to obsess over each month. Her most recent songs on repeat are “IT’S YOU” by MAX and “Illegal” by Cultura Profetica, while her favorite spots in SB are really any peaceful corner where she can enjoy a latte and read a book.
Samantha De Alba,
Human Relations Director
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.
Corporate Fundraising Director
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.
Recruitment & Programs Director
Next up is our Recruitment & Programs Director from Paramount, CA, Fernanda!! Fernanda is a 2nd year Economics & Accounting major who is considering becoming a financial analyst, CPA, or broker. As our recruitment director, she hopes to recruit many more members and contribute to the growth of our LBA community. She loved last year's gala and is most excited for our weekender! Her free time is spent at the gym, reading, or hanging with friends. She is very proud of her signature french toast recipe and currently has “Kiss it Better” stuck in her head!!
Originally from Oxnard, David is a 4th year Physics major who is actively looking for new research opportunities. From his experience on e-board, he feels that our End of the Year Gala was his favorite event with LBA, and he cannot wait for The Weekender in the spring!! He enjoys spending his free time by working out, playing piano, and watching movies. His favorite spot in Santa Barbara would be the hot springs. Lately, he is not able to get “Me Porto Bonito” by Bad Bunny out of his head!
From Koreatown/Midcity LA, Fabiola is a 4th year Global studies major and Spanish minor looking into pursuing a career in public policy or Diplomacy abroad. Her most memorable experience is shadowing an E-board meeting last year since its a reason why she wanted to get more involved with LBA. She also enjoyed last years Gala because the food was fire and the *sparkles* vibes were amazinggg. In her freetime she enjoys swimming, watercolor painting and watching movies. Also she loves going to the sand dunes for the beautiful sunset views at Sands Beach. And did you know she can blow big bubbles with chicle? After going to El Grito she's had la puerta Negra on replay jaja. She's most excited for Banda night in Winter quarter since she'll miss living in Mexico!
Public Relations Director
Coming from Sylmar, CA, Iris is a 3rd year studying Communication with an Applied Psychology minor, while aspiring to become a Public Relations specialist within the entertainment industry. Her fondest LBA memories come from our more laidback socials, such as our beach days, where everyone is able to relax and enjoy spending time with one another while good music plays in the background. She is most excited to begin preparations for our weekender in the spring and cannot wait to meet everyone at our upcoming socials! Iris loves experimenting with new vegan recipes, watching romcom and marvel movie marathons, and most especially hosting impromptu karaoke sessions with her friends. Her favorite spot in SB is Old Town Coffee Roasters, and her current song on repeat is “Keep Driving” by Harry Styles.
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!