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Unidos Mentors

Coordinator: Armando Bustamante, abustam1@unm.edu

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.



gGuinevere Beard

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.



npDominic Baca
I was born and raised in a small northern rural town in New Mexico called San Mateo. I am a third year student, and my major is international studies. I concentrate my studies on conflict, peace, and diplomacy with a focused area of study on Latin America. I am also minoring in international management with aspirations to keep working towards attaining my master’s degree in business administration, through the Anderson School of Management. I am a Mentor with the Lobos Unidos program and to me it is an honor. I am a first generation student and my aspirations follow those of helping others, in general but specifically those who may be in the position that I was at one point in my college career. I love the outdoors, music, and the mountains. I am a bit of a formalist, but with that being said I am very reliable, loyal, and determined. We are Lobos Unidos.


leLuis 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.





sSierra Ludington

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.