ALA Board of Directors: Tatiana Olmedo C'91, GEd'99, Clemson Smith Muñiz C'79, Cecilia Ramírez C'05, SPP'10, Nicolas Rodriquez C'04 and Jasmine Pérez NU'08, GNU'10
Not Pictured: Dr. Patricia Martín, M'85 and Dr. Juan Luis Ferrer, C'78, V'82
The Association of Latino Alumni is the global network of Penn Latino alumni. We believe that diversity and inclusion demand participation. By actively engaging our members in issues that will improve opportunities for alumni and advance the recruitment and retention of Latino students, faculty and staff, ALA strives to make the University of Pennsylvania a leading institution for Latinos in the United States and abroad, thus enriching the University community as a whole.
We are thousands strong and striving to be an active and constructive voice on campus, specifically among undergraduates. We sponsor two endowed scholarships that award more than $8,000 annually in grants to each student. We started an Emergency Fund to help undergraduates who face a financial crisis that may prevent them from finishing their degree on a timely basis. We regularly counsel and advise students through ALA Office Hours, open meetings held monthly at La Casa Latina. We have a South Florida alumni chapter and are planning more, starting with Los Angeles. We are working with faculty in an attempt to increase diversity in the different schools and departments at Penn. And working with administrators and Trustees to improve diversity overall at the University.
We promise to keep you updated on what's happening at Penn and what your fellow alumni are doing throughout the world through periodic newsletters and regular updates on this homepage. We will regularly share stories that are relevant to our diverse Latino community and welcome contributions from you! There are thousands of Latino Penn alumni scattered around the world and we hope to reach as many as we can. Please join us in our efforts to connect our alumni community by spreading the word, updating your contact information on QuakerNet and, of course, telling us about you here for our Alumni Spotlight features.
The Association of Latino Alumni Board of Directors