Meet the 2017 - 2018 CRC staff!
Denice Vélez, M.A., M.P.P.
develez [at] fullerton [dot] edu
Denice was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley- La Puente/West Covina (626). She attended UC Berkeley and received a B.A. in Ethnic Studies and Chican@ Studies. She was involved as a student leader in recruitment and retention efforts of students of color into higher education. She participated in student government and served as a peer adviser. After graduation, she went on to graduate school at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and received a M.A. in Higher and Postsecondary Education and a Master of Public Policy. She has had the pleasure and honor of working for the past several years with various student communities in supporting their retention, growth and graduation.
Graduate Student Assistant
Pronouns: Sher/ Her/ Hers
crc-gsa [at] fullerton [dot] edu
Communications and Graphic Design Lead
crc-comms [at] fullerton [dot] edu
I am a third-year student majoring in fine art with a concentration in animation. I love to create art that focuses on women and the Los Angeles suburbs I grew up in. I hope to one day work on cartoons and help depict positive Latinx representation in children’s media. In my free time I draw, paint, roller skate, and am always listening to music.
Community Engagement Lead
crc-ce [at] fullerton [dot] edu
Hey Everyone! I am a very proud Mexican-American! I am currently in love with Hu Yitian, CNCO, Niall Horan, Shawn Mendes, and Simple Plan. I am a fourth year Psychology major with minors in Chicana/o studies and Child and Adolescent Development. I am involved in Hermanas Unidas de CSUF where I was the Secretary for the 2017-18 school year and the current Alumni Liaison for this school year. My dream is to open up a non-profit organization that tends psychological help to low-income minority families and using the skills I obtain in college to encourage many young women to chase their dreams in order to run the world one day.
Community Success Lead
crc-cs [at] fullerton [dot] edu
Hello, my name is Sandra Salazar I am a fourth year Communication Disorders major. During my time here at CSUF, I have been a board member of the NSA task force club where we have been advocating for students and raise awareness and educate the community the public about stuttering. I also have been part of the Allied Health Academy here at Cal State Fullerton and have been a mentor through OCAPICA by mentoring high school students that are interested in Allied or other healthcare professions through workshops centered around health, life skills and academics. On my free time I enjoy going outdoors sightseeing, reading and watching movies.
Mel Mateo Barrios
Identity Development Programming Lead
crc-ip [at] fullerton [dot] edu
Hello! My name is Mateo Barrios and I identify as a queer trans nonbinary chapinx individual with roots in brown-womxnhood. I am a 6th year undergraduate student majoring in Women and Gender Studies and minoring in Queer Studies. I'm very passionate about serving the LGBTQ+ student community and acknowledging the various intersecting identities that we embody. My dream is to one day open up a community bookstore space in which queer and trans individuals of all backgrounds can exist freely, witness themselves thriving within the literary realm, and connect with others who share similar identity pieces. Aside from my dreams and aspirations, I love visiting local book stores, going to zine-fests, and hanging out with friends at Echo Park.
Social Justice Educator
crc-sje [at] fullerton [dot] edu
Hola everyone! My name is Melisa Valdovinos and this will be my second year serving as the Social Justice Educator at the Chicana & Chicano Resource Center. This is my second and last year attending Cal State Fullerton. I am currently majoring in Spanish and minoring in Chicanx Studies. My favorite things to do are taking day trips to Los Angeles (which is my favorite city), drink Iced Lavender Lattes, reading books written by people of color especially women of color, and spending time with friends and family. My plans after undergrad is catching up on some much needed sleep, studying for the GRE, and pursuing a degree in Higher Education and or Public Policy.