Student Staff

Meet La CASA’s Special Projects Assistants and Graduate Assistant! The Special Projects Assistant (SPA) position exists to help develop, coordinate and manage numerous cultural enrichment, thought provoking and support programming. In addition, SPA’s serves as a leader in the Chicanx/Latinx community, who will create opportunities for more unity within the Chicanx/Latinx community at USC. Finally, SPAs will also serve as a leader in the Intercultural USC community by building bridges with other diverse communities by working collaboratively with other USC offices/departments/clubs & organizations. And our Graduate Assistant assists the office with various projects that better help support our Chicanx/Latinx community and initiatives that we have here at La CASA.

Fall 2020 Student Staff

Alyssa MatiasAlyssa Matias

Hi everyone! My name is Alyssa Matias, and I am a sophomore studying political science with a minor in legal studies. I joined the La CASA team in the Fall of 2019. My experience so far has been great! La CASA has connected me to so many members of my community, and allowed me to advocate and support them as best as I can. My favorite thing about La CASA are my coworkers, and the relationships I have created with them and my supervisor Leti. I look forward to all of the great things we have in the works. You can reach me at




Emanuel RodriguezEmanuel Rodriguez

My name is Emanuel Rodriguez, and I’m a sophomore studying Communication and minoring in Marketing. I joined La CASA March of 2020. My experience here has been phenomenal! I’ve not only been given great opportunities like taking over the USC Instagram but also found my own community of amazing Latinx students that I’ve built connections with. My favorite thing about La CASA is that it’s a home for everyone! We create programming for everyone and have an environment (even virtual) to make students feel supported. You can contact me through email at



Carla SeguraCarla Segura

Hey, my name is Carla Segura and I’m currently a junior double majoring in Business and Accounting. Joining La CASA in the Spring of 2019, I’ve enjoyed the different experiences and programs that come with each new semester! My experience here has been amazing, through this position I’ve been able to work on creative projects and I’ve met some significant people along the way. Additionally, I’d have to say that my favorite part about working at La CASA is the ability to take part in a diverse community that strives to create a resourceful and welcoming environment for all. Feel free to reach out through email at



Elizabeth Banuelos-CastroElizabeth Banuelos-Castro

Hi everyone! My name is Elizabeth Banuelos-Castro, but I go by Liz. I am a first year graduate student in Rossier School of Education in the Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs program. This is my first semester here at La CASA and so far I’ve been a part of so many amazing events addressing the needs of Latinx students. I look forward to doing more research into Latinx experiences and getting to know all of the students! Feel free to reach out to me at




Sullyari BautistaSullyari Bautista

Hello everyone! My name is Sullyari Bautista and I am a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Public Relations. I previously worked at La CASA from 2017-2019, and am excited to join the La CASA team again this academic year. My favorite part of working at La CASA is being a part of a community that seeks to support and empower Latine students on campus. It is great to be part of a loving and welcoming space filled with amazing individuals – from co-workers, Leti, and students alike! Feel free to contact me at!




Kristal SilvaKristal Silva

Hi everyone, my name is Kristal Silva! I am a senior studying Communications with a minor in Computer Programming. I joined the La CASA team in the Fall of 2019 (Halloween!). My experience so far has been amazing! Through La CASA, it has helped me with my transition as a transfer student by networking and making friends, while also being allowed to publicly advocate for my community. My favorite thing about La CASA has to be the memories I’ve created with my coworkers and students. It’s always so rewarding knowing I’m helping make a difference for students through representation and support. Speaking for all of the La CASA student team and my supervisor Leti, we look forward to all of the great things you have in store, and can’t wait to see what the year will bring! You can reach me at