Coordinator: Armando Bustamante, firstname.lastname@example.org
In collaboration with the Latino Student Success Grant through the Lumina Foundation, El Centro provides support and training to student leaders who mentor students at UNM that are flagged through early warning systems and assist students with tutoring, time management and other critical academic and social support. The Mentoring Project also aims to reach low income and Hispanic students from local and rural schools and community colleges, but is inclusive to all students. Students and full time staff at El Centro are mentors as well and are trained to provide academic coaching to students in need.
I was born and raised in El Paso, TX. I am a fourth year student, and my major is nursing. I am a Mentor with Lobos Unidos. This will be my third year with El Centro and being part of Lobos Unidos. Rikki and I feud on the daily. I love hiking, and camping, and horseback riding. I am a bit of a perfectionist, but always do what I say I am going to do. Through all of these years being here El Centro truly has become my home and my safe place.
Luis Enrique Loya
I was born in Santa Fe, NM, although my family is originally from Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua. I’m working towards a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in mathematics. I enjoy riding horse, going on hikes, and being outdoors. I believe that we all can have a positive impact on our community.
Communication and Spanish
I was born and raised in Las Cruces, NM and I am really grateful for the wonderful community and family I grew up in. I study Intercultural Communication and Spanish with a specific interest in cultural identity formation and social justice. When I am not studying or mentoring, I love to rock climb, travel, watch movies, and have great conversations. Above all, I believe we are all here to grow and support each other.