Alejandro Mendiaz-Rivera

Program Manager


No soy de aquí ni de allá, I was born in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico and was raised in New Mexico, the state I call home. I started out my undergraduate career at UNM and quickly became involved with El Centro de la Raza. I was undocumented throughout my undergraduate career, which presented a series of obstacles, but El Centro was always there to help me through them. Along with supporting me in obtaining my Bachelor’s in Latin American Studies and Spanish, El Centro also helped me discover a passion for working with students in the higher education system. It had been my dream to one day work here as a staff member and now I am happily living this dream!