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LFSA is a group for Latina/o/x faculty and staff at MSU Denver that works to create a sense of inclusion and belonging. It is our goal to provide equal representation and uplift our faculty and staff of Latin descent.
The LFSA is the one of the few organizations that promotes the interests of the Latin community at MSU Denver. With mentorship and professional development opportunities for faculty/staff, it is our goal to maintain and increase the number of Latino/a faculty, students, and staff in MSU Denver’s senior management.
Salina Blea was born and raised in Colorado and is of Mexican descent (and is slowly exploring more of her ancestry in South America). She is an alum of MSU Denver majoring in history. She went on to get her M.A. in history at Regis University and is currently working on her Doctor of Education at CU Denver. Salina has worked at MSU Denver for 7.5 years and is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Student Employment and Equity programs in the Classroom to Career Hub. Salina enjoys the outdoors and traveling with her partner. She has played drums for 25 years and fiddles with the guitar and banjo from time to time. Salina is also an artist and loves to work with ink as a preferred medium.[email protected]
LFSA Vice President
Enrico “Rico” Dominguez was born in Albuquerque but grew up in Denver. He began his college career at MSU Denver before transferring to the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He recently finished his MBA at Daniels College of Business at DU. Rico has worked at MSU Denver for over two years as the Program Marketing Manager for Online Learning. HE has a plethora of hobbies including snowboarding, boxing, scuba diving, he is an avid reader, sports fan, and concert-goer. He is the easiest person to have lunch with on campus as he loves connecting with people while breaking bread.[email protected]
Estéfani Peña Figueroa was born in Guatemala and came to the United States when she was 7 years old. She is a recent MSU Denver alumna, class of 2020. She is a Student Success Specialist with the Immigrant Services program, supports TheDream.US scholars, and is an advisor for RISE student leadership. As a DACA recipient and first-generation student, she is very passionate about advocating and supporting her immigrant community. Estéfani enjoys swimming, dancing, singing, exploring the outdoors, cooking, and taking care of her plants.[email protected]
Jazmin Rodriguez Delariva is the treasurer for the Latino Faculty Staff Association. She began working with MSU Denver in August of 2021. She is also a proud alumnus of MSU Denver; graduating with her bachelor’s in management with a concentration in Human Resources in the Fall of 2021. Moreover, Jazmin bilingual and bilateral in Spanish and English. She identifies as Mexican American; both her parents are from the beautiful state of Zacatecas, Mexico. Growing up she had the opportunity to celebrate her Mexican and American culture. One fun fact is that Jasmin is one of 1 of 6 siblings. Of her 6 siblings, one of them is her twin; no, her twin is a boy.[email protected]