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Meet Our

Exec Board

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Jasmin Martinez

Hello! My name is Jasmin Martinez, and I’m a Senior studying Biology and Kinesiology. I’m from Annandale, VA but my family is originally from Santa Ana, El Salvador and San Miguel, El Salvador! Outside of LASU, I’m involved with Student Assembly, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and SOMOS Research Lab. This summer I interned at Olde Towne Medical and Dental Center in Williamsburg as a Spanish Interpreter and worked as a camp counselor at Camp Kesem. Super excited to be on LASU exec this year and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns, or just to talk! 

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Michelle Lopez
Vice President

Hi all! My name is Michelle Lopez, a senior who is majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Finance. I was raised in Williamsburg, Virginia, and my family is from Peru. This summer I was a Marketing & Communications intern at IBM. Throughout my internship my team and I created a content strategy to persuade developers to choose IBM over their competitors. On campus I am involved in LASU and Documentation, Analysis, Transcription of Language in Society (DATLaS) Research Lab. As Head Research Assistant for DATLaS, I interview spanish-speakers along the Eastern Shore of Virginia to gather information of the experiences, challenges, and hopes while living in the United States. I am so excited to be part of this amazing exec team. Please feel free to contact me!

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Brayan Juarez

Yo! I am Brayan Juarez, I am a senior majoring in Accounting with a concentration in Business Analytics. I am from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and my family is Mexican. This summer I had the opportunity to intern at PWC and KPMG where I assisted in acquisitions and accounting advisory services. Outside of LASU most of my time is spent with Club Soccer. Outside of campus I work at a local CPA firm filing taxes and go to the gym. I am excited to be part of exec and can not wait to get the year started. 

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Giselle Figueroa

Hello! My name is Giselle (Gigi) Figueroa, and I am a senior double majoring in International Relations and Hispanic Studies. I am from Waynesboro, Virginia, but my family is Mexican. I love studying human rights-related topics in Latin America. I interned in Argentina this summer with the Comisión Provincial por la Memoria's committee against torture where I interviewed people in the Argentine prison system. In my free time, I enjoy making playlists and listening to music (always open to recs), thrifting, reading, watching old telenovelas, and making impulse purchases. I am excited to serve as your secretary this year! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

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Astrid Garcia

Hello everyone!! My name is Astrid Garcia, I am a senior double majoring in History and Hispanic Studies. I live in Alexandria, Virginia but was born in El Salvador. Outside of LASU, I volunteer for a non-profit organization that assists low-income Latine residents facing economic instability within the city of Alexandria. I enjoy working with this organization because it allows me to serve as a bridge between many different cultures and social services. In my free time, I love reading a good book, rewatching my comfort shows, and spending quality time with my friends and family. I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s executive board and I hope that we are able to create lasting memories through LASU!

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Eddie Rodriguez
Social Chair

Hey! My name is Eddie Rodriguez, and I’m a junior studying Government and Latin American Studies. I’m from Woodbridge, VA but I’m originally from El Salvador! I’m a huge fan of casual movies, clean pastels and sage green, Bad Bunny/SZA, thrifting, and quirky prints and fabrics. Outside of LASU, I’m involved with KDR, ROCKET Mag, and an occasional Flat Hat article. This summer I interned for a consulting firm, subscribed to the Panera Coffee Club for my daily coffees, and absorbed as much sun as a could. SOO excited for our upcoming social events, see you soon!


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Ashley Carranza
Marketing Chair

Hey y’all! My name is Ashley Carranza-Lopez, I am a junior double majoring in Finance with a concentration in Accounting & Hispanic studies, with a minor in Chemistry. I grew up in Centreville, but my entire family is from El Salvador. Outside of LASU, I am heavily involved with NOBCChE, The Residence Hall Association, and the Geology Department’s BlueBird Project. In my free time, I spend most of my time at the gym, playing IM Sports, crocheting, and watching lots of mukbang videos. I am so excited to meet new members and welcome them into the LASU family!   


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Carolina Rivera
Service Chair

Hi & welcome! My name is Carolina (aka Caro) Rivera and I am a senior studying International Relations and Hispanic Studies. I am first-generation Peruvian and Puerto-Rican and am originally from Herndon, VA. However, I spent most of my life in Okinawa, Japan. I love to play tennis, bake (I can whip up some mean alfajores), paint and hang with my friends & fam. Outside of LASU, I conduct research and analysis in geoParsing’s geospatial evaluation and observation lab (geoLab), student conduct council and club tennis. I am really excited about all the things we’ll be able to do this year and please reach out if you would like any of our service activities to be oriented towards any of your passions! And of course, I am always available to chat about anything else:)


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Nando Lopez
Sports Chair

What’s up y’all! I am Ronaldo Lopez, I am a sophomore planning to major in Business Analytics with a minor in Economics. I am from the Eastern Shore of Virginia and my family is Guatemalan. Outside of LASU, I am involved with Club Soccer. In my free time, I tend to try and find new clubs to join, watch anime, and hang out with friends! I am looking forward to all the good memories I make interacting with the exec board and members of LASU!!

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