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Our Mission and Values

Established in 1972, La CASA provides empowerment through cultural identity, leadership and social consciousness development, as well as community building for undergraduate and graduate students at USC.

La CASA strives to educate the campus about Latinx issues and the ethnic diversity represented within the community (i.e. Central & South America, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico), by offering programs and services that focus on intersectionality.

La CASA Staff

Greedley F. Harris III, M.S.

Director of Strategic Partnership, SEIP

Greedley F. Harris, III is the  SEIP Manager for Strategic Partnerships and oversees two cultural centers: The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) as well as La CASA. In addition, he oversee two of our cultural lounges: The Middle Eastern North African (MENA) lounge and the Native American Pacifica lounge (NAPL). 

Leticia Delgado (aka Leti)

Center Supervisor

Leticia Delgado aka “Leti” is the  Center Supervisor for La CASA. In addition, she supervises the amazing student staff of La CASA. 

She plans, organizes, and delivers student programs services and activities for La CASA.

Student Staff

Meet La CASA’s Undergraduate Culture Ambassadors (RCA’s) and Graduate Culture Ambassadors (GCA’s)! The Culture Ambassador position exists to help develop, coordinate and manage culturally enriching, thought provoking, supportive programming. In addition, RCA’s serve as leaders in the Chicanx/Latinx community, who create opportunities and promote unity within the Chicanx/Latinx community at USC. Finally, RCAs also serve as leaders in the intercultural USC community. RCA’s build bridges with other diverse communities at USC by collaborating with other offices/departments/clubs & organizations. Graduate Culture Ambassadors assist the office with various projects that support our Chicanx/Latinx community and initiatives that we have here at La CASA.

Adrian Salguero Guevara

Adrian Salguero Guevara (he/him/his)

Hey everyone! My name is Adrian and my pronouns are he/him. I am a senior, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Spanish. I started working at La CASA last fall and I am really excited to help build space and community for Latinx students at USC.

Gabriella Márquez

Gabriella Márquez (she/her/hers)

Hello everyone! My name is Gabriella Marquez, and I am a senior at USC majoring in Political Science with a minor Juvenile Justice in Social Work. I started working at La CASA last spring and it has truly given me a new family! I am excited to end my time at USC in a place of community and solidarity. Fight on!

Brendy Pastor Lux

Brendy Pastor Lux (she/her/hers)

Hi everyone, my name is Brendy Pastor Lux and I’m a sophomore majoring in NGOs and Social Change. I’m so excited to be working in La CASA as a commuter it feels like my second home. Which is why my favorite thing about LA CASA is being able to meet new people and having a safe space to study in or just relax in.

Jessica Luna

Jessica Luna (she/her/hers)

Hi! My name is Jessica Luna and I'm a sophomore studying Computer Engineering and Computer Science. I'm very excited to start working at LA CASA as it's provided me with such a comforting place to spend time in. As a commuter, I can't really go back to my home between classes, so LA CASA has truly become my second home. I hope to be as welcoming to others as LA CASA's staff has been to me!

Flor Valencia

Flor Valencia (she/her/hers)

Hi!! My name is Flor Valencia, I’m a sophomore transfer on the pre-law track double majoring in Law, History, & Culture and Psychology (Emphasis in Social Sciences). I’m excited and very grateful to be added to the team this Spring 2024 semester! This is my second home so you’ll see me using La CASA often. Feel free to say hi to me anytime, I always like meeting a new face!

Julissa Vargas

Julissa Vargas (she/her/hers)

Hi everyone! My name is Julissa Vargas, and I am a senior studying Applied and Computational Mathematics. My favorite thing about La CASA is all the resources and support they provide to students, which are especially useful for me as a commuter student. La CASA feels like my home away from home. I am most excited to meet new people and support the needs of students.

Micaela Zamora

Micaela Zamora (she/her/hers)

Hey everyone! My name is Micaela Zamora, and I’m a sophomore studying Biopharmaceutical Sciences. I recently started working at La CASA Spring 2023 and am excited to be a part of this familia. I’m incredibly grateful for the space La CASA provides for myself and other students. Not only do we receive resources and a place to study, but we get to be a part of a community and support one another. I look forward to learning more about all of your experiences, culture, and passions!

Samantha Garibaldi

Samantha Garibaldi (she/her/hers)

Hey everyone! My name is Samantha Garibaldi, and I'm a first year spring admit majoring in Business Administration. I'm so excited to start working at La CASA and to be able to help maintain a welcoming environment for students of all different backgrounds.

Oswald Guerra

Oswald Guerra (he/him/his)

Hey everyone! Im Oswald (or Ozzy), and I'm a sophomore majoring in Human Biology with a minor in Real Estate Finance. Im from Pasadena, CA and I just started at La CASA spring '24. I love the hospitality of everyone here and I'm excited to meet more of y'all here at the center and become more involved with the latin community here at USC!