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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]
Born and semi-raised in Chihuahua, Mexico, when she was only five years old, Joanely and her family moved to the United States and since she's lived in Colorado ever since. Going from a small community in Chihuahua to a very rural farm community in Colorado, that was change was drastic. She is lucky to have built a community with friends and loved ones, just as close as the one back in my hometown, allowing her to confidently say that Colorado is her home! Earning her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from MSU Denver and currently working towards her Masters in Information Systems from the University of Colorado Denver; something that hasn’t and will never change is the fact that, wherever she goes, she will continue to represent her culture with a lot of pride and love.[email protected]
Miguel Huerta is proud to be serving the Roadrunners of MSU Denver. As a Chicano who was born and raised in Denver, he is thrilled to be home after 6 years of working and living in Philadelphia. Miguel attained a Masters of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a certificate in Trauma Informed Practices from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work. Miguel was the first college graduate in his family with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. In 2014, Miguel became a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Move Mountains Project in San Luis, Colorado. Miguel has served youth and young adults in a variety of settings including alternative education, non-profits, and grassroots community efforts. In addition to his work in Student Affairs, he teaches in the MSU Denver Social Work Department.[email protected]