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Our Mission and Values

Established in 1972, Latinx Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs (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 the Latinx Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs (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 the Latinx Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs (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.

Alyssa Matias

Alyssa Matias (she/her/hers)

Hello everyone! My name is Alyssa Matias, and I am a senior at USC studying political science on the pre-law track. I started working at La CASA as a freshman in 2019, and it was the best decision I could have made! I've met amazing students and staff here, and can't wait to finish my senior year working at the center. Fight on!

Melanie Chavarria

Melanie Chavarria (she/her/hers)

Hello everyone! My name is Melanie Chavarria and I am a senior majoring in International Relations. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I recently joined the staff at La CASA this Fall 2021 semester. My experience with La CASA has been amazing! Even before becoming a part of the staff, La CASA allowed me to connect with people who look like me and who share similar backgrounds as me. Now as a staff member at La CASA, I look forward to working closely with the Latinx community at USC as well as other cultural centers on campus! I am very excited to be a part of a community that works hard to empower others!

Brendy Pastor Lux

Brendy Pastor Lux (she/her/hers)

Hi everyone, my name is Brendy Pastor Lux and I’m a freshmen majoring in Linguistics and Cognitive Science. 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.

Gabriella Márquez

Gabriella Márquez (she/her/hers)

Hello everyone! My name is Gabriella Marquez, and I am a junior at USC majoring in Political Science with a minor Juvenile Justice in Social Work. I started working at La CASA this 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!

Adrian Salguero Guevara

Adrian Salguero Guevara (he/him/his)

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

Julissa Vargas

Julissa Vargas (she/her/hers)

Hi everyone! My name is Julissa Vargas, and I am a junior 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.

Nidya Quinto

Nidya Quinto (she/her/hers)

Hi everyone! My name is Nidya Quinto and I am a freshman majoring in International Relations with an emphasis on pre-law! I am so excited about joining the La CASA family! This center has not only provided me with many academic resources but a space for family and mentorship. I am looking forward to meeting and assisting students in our community!

Daniel Recinos

Daniel Recinos

Hi everyone, my name is Daniel Recinos and I am a senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in Latin American Studies. You can also find me in the mariachi playing violin! For me, La CASA gave me a space where I was able to meet some of my closest friends and I’m so excited to be a part of the team that strengthens our community. Can’t wait to be an advocate for the Latine population on campus.

Emanuel Rodriguez

Emanuel Rodriguez (He/Him/His)

Hi friends! My name is Emanuel Rodriguez, and I’m a senior studying communication with minors in marketing and cinematic arts. I started working at La CASA from 2019 - 2021, and I’m excited to be returning for my last semester at USC! La CASA opened so many doors for me and is where I met so many amazing people that continue to inspire me <3 Super excited to meet more of you this spring! Fight on!

Micaela Zamora

Micaela Zamora (she/her/hers)

Hey everyone! My name is Micaela Zamora, and I’m a freshman studying Biopharmaceutical Sciences. I recently started working at La Casa this Spring 2023 semester 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!