A variety of Latinx alumni visited the UO Campus for “M.E.Ch.A Alumni Night” winter term where we had the opportunity to meet current Latinx undergrads from all over campus. We were astounded by how engaged and grateful the students were to hear our experiences both in undergrad as well as in the professional world. As a result of the conversations we had, we realized the need for a network that connects Latinx undergrads with UO Latinx alumni and Latinx Professionals .We are excited to introduce y’all to Patos Para Prosperidad! PxP is a resource/network hub by UO Latinx alumni, for undergraduate students and community members.
A resource/network hub by UO Latinx Alumni, for undergraduate students and community members.
Meet the Team
Operations and Programs
Adriana’s passion for problem solving, data security and her community reflects on the variety of skills she produces. She received her graduate certificate from Portland State University in Business Intelligence and Analytics and received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations and Business Analytics, and a minor in Computer Information Technology from the University of Oregon. At the UO she was involved with M.E.Ch.A and CAER. She currently works as a Technical Business Analyst for WebMD Health Services.
What I can help out with: Mock job interview, reviewing resumes, post-graduate and further education, job search skills, mentor.
With a passion in music, economic justice and teaching, Ednaly is all about empowering youth! As a graduate from the University of Oregon, Ednaly majored in Business Administration and minored in Spanish and Economics, she was also involved with MEChA, Muxeres, and ASUO. Ednaly is currently an accountant at Friends of the Children, as well as a financial coach volunteer to help provide financial education and tools to her clients.
What I can help out with: Personal financing, Budgeting, Resume, Cover letter, Interviews, Scholarship Applications, Micro/Macroeconomics, Business School courses, and Excel.
Outreach & Engagement
Carina’s experience in the legal sector and public involvement reflects on her passion for immigrant rights and advocating for rural communities. Carina transferred to the UO in 2015 after receiving her AAOT and she graduated from the UO in June of 2018 with a double major in International Studies and Sociology. During her undergrad, Carina served as RUYC co-director, participated in the McNair Scholars Program, and worked as an IMPACT coordinator in addition to other on and off campus internships.
What I can help out with: Reviewing resumes, post-graduate and further education, scholarship applications, and assistance with academic papers.
Andrea Vanessa Castillo
Andreaʻs passions revolve within community engagement and inclusion. She currently works as a Program & Administrative Coordinator for WorldOregon, an international relations non-profit. During her undergrad, Andrea heavily advocated for the recognition and rights of historically marginalized communities through her involvement in M.E.Ch.A, IMPACT, ASUO, Muxeres, SAHE (Students Advocating for Higher Education) and CMAE.
What I can help out with: Mock Interview, Informational interview, cover letters, team building & inclusion exercises, and practice speeches.
Communications & Marketing
Romario Garcia Bautista
As a first-generation Zapotec-American, Romario understands the importance of investing knowledge and time into future generations. During his undergrad, Romario was highly involved in organizations such as M.E.Ch.A, Sigma Lambda Beta, Latinx Male Alliance and NASU (Native American Student Union). He is currently living in Oaxaca, Mexico where he is working part-time and focusing on projects that involve his Zapotec community.
What I can help out with: Mock Interview, Informational interview, cover letters, resumes, organizational skills, and setting personal goals.
Luis’s talent for creativity stems from his passion for music and helping young people in his community reach their goal. He graduated from the UO in 2019, where he majored in Advertising with a minor in Business Administration. While at the UO, Luis was involved with M.E.Ch.A, Latinx Male Alliance, and IMPACT. He is currently a Marketing Assistant at Idealist Consulting.
What I can help out with: Personal Websites, Interviews, Scholarships, and Job Searching.
Leadership Development Team
Perla Alvares Lucio
Perla’s long-time dedication to statewide community organizing and advocacy work demonstrates her commitment to justice and representation for BIPOC communities in Oregon. Perla majored in Ethnic Studies, and obtained minors in Planning, Public Policy & Management and Spanish from UO and graduated in 2017. Perla participated in multiple programs and student activities at the UO including, MEChA, Multicultural Center, ASUO and Coalition Against Environmental Racism. She now works with the #WeCountOregon Campaign as the Field Director.
What I can help out with: Resumes, cover letters, job hunting, editing papers and scholarship applications and she can also write letters of reference/recommendation.
Gaby graduated from the University of Oregon in 2017 and has a double BA in Planning, Public Policy and Management and International Studies with a concentration in nonprofit administration. She is currently completing the WVDO certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising in partnership with PSU. While at the UO, Gaby participated in CMAE, IMPACT, MEChA, MCC, and Mujeres. After graduation Gaby worked for College Possible through Americorp as a College Coach. Afterwards, she was the Fiscal Sponsorship Manager at SE Uplift Neighborhood Program. Currently, she works at OPAL Environmental Justice as the Bus Riders Unite Community Organizer.
What I can help out with: Reviewing/editing resumes and cover letters, job hunting, interview prep, and mentor.