CCLP 2024 Announcement

Author: Brittany Blagburn

CCLP 2024 group shot

The Institute for Latino Studies is excited to announce its 2024 Cross Cultural Leadership cohort of 22 students who will be living and working in Latino communities New York City, Washington, D.C., South Bend, Chicago, and Los Angeles this summer. This year, the students participating in CCLP come from the College of Arts & Letters, College of Science, and Mendoza College of Business. They span 10 different majors, 13 different minors, and every class year.


On Friday, March 22nd, all 22 students arrived at Bond Hall for their predeparture orientation where they were able to meet other students placed in the same city as well as their alumni mentors for the summer. The alumni mentors participated in the program during their time at Notre Dame and are able to give specific advice to their mentees based on their experiences.




Valeria Zambrano-Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund,

Natalia Rodriguez-National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Melissa Osorio-The Resurrection Project,

Kimberly Martinez-National Museum of Mexican Art

Rocio Aguinaga-Alumni mentor


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Los Angeles

Guadalupe Vallejo-Chrysalis

Gisela Villavicencio-Chrysalis

Kayela Belcina-Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Mili Garcia Casas-Neighborhood Legal Services

Nadxielli Arredondo-Self Help Graphics

Victor Cruz Jr-Alumni mentor


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New York City

Joaquin Lopez-Fund for the City of New York

Ivan Turcios-Fund for the City of New York

Nathalie Garcia-Alumni mentor


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South Bend

Nicholas Jones-Beacon Health System

Jakob Lopez-Exoneration Justice Clinic

Jasmin Melancon-Sister Maura Brannick Health Center

Daniela Martinez-Monterrosa Law Firm

Mireya Monterroso-Coalition for Spiritual & Public Leadership

Carlos Macias-South Bend Clinic Immediate Care Center

Susan Galan-Alumni mentor


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Washington, D.C.

James Thompson-Library of Congress,

Natalia Bautista-Latin American Youth Center

Joaquin Aaron Macias-League of United Latin American Citizens

Brianna Tennes-UnidosUS

Juan Rangel-Alumni Mentor

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