Join Us in Welcoming
Esteban Alcalá to the Center Team
Join us is welcoming the newest Center team member Esteban Alcalá to Carnegie Mellon!
Esteban (El, He, Him) is a first-generation college, transfronterizo, and Mexican background college student. He received his bachelor’s in Psychology and minor in Sociology from UC San Diego. He recently earned his master’s degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California. Esteban is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests involve Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Greek Letter Organizations, and governing boards of colleges and universities. Esteban has a background serving students in public and private 4-year institutions and in community colleges.
Esteban seeks to implement anti-racism in his scholarship and in practice. He strives to be a support system for all students, especially students that come from racially minoritized and marginalized backgrounds.
The Center Fellowship program cultivates values in students, also known as Fellows, with a passion and commitment to identity work as it relates to socially and historically minoritized populations. Through facilitated dialogue and collaboration, the Center will cultivate Fellows as campus leaders committed to a student experience rooted in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). For more information, please visit our website!
As an exciting opportunity for you and your cohort to grow professionally and personally in your knowledge of JEDI issues and topics, we invite you apply and participate in the program.
The application closes at 11:59pm EST on September 12th. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
The Latinx Connect Conference aims to move us beyond “celebrating” Latinxs, instead calling for empowerment and justice for the Latinx community, which faces numerous disparities in U.S. society, particularly those at the intersections of Latinx identity (e.g., Afro-Latinxs, Indigenous Latinxs, queer and Trans* Latinxs, undocumented Latinxs).
As the largest pan-ethnic group in the United States, Latinxs are extremely diverse by race, language, immigration, and experiences along the diaspora, which creates opportunity for dialogue. The Latinx Connect conference will provide a virtual space to learn with each other.
The 3-day virtual conference, free and open to all, will bring together students, educators, community leaders, political advocates, and others to dialogue about Latinx identities, cultures, and contemporary issues. Participants will discuss what it means to be Latinx/a/o/e/Hispanic in relation to intersectional identities, education, immigration, public health, arts & culture, history, and other topical areas.
The conference will also serve as a culminating experience for Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from September 15 - October 15 to acknowledge the history, culture, and contributions of Americans who identify as Hispanic/Latinx.
Latinx Connect is organized and sponsored by a grassroots transdisciplinary and cross-institutional group of educators and community leaders based in Pittsburgh.
Stay tuned as we announce more programs celebrating Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month!
Open Call: Libraries Student Advisory Council The Libraries are currently seeking new members for our Student Advisory Council for the Fall 2021 semester. The goal of the Libraries Student Advisory Council is to gather input from the Carnegie Mellon University campus community on all aspects of the Libraries and its divisions, as well as create an effective channel of communication between student peers, Libraries faculty/staff, and the Dean of Libraries. If interested, please fill out this short membership form by 5:00 P.M. EST, Monday, September 13th.
Two Sigma Fellowship Programs Two Sigma Fellowship programs support students pursuing a degree in STEM fields and actively seeks to promote the visibility and inclusion of women, LGBTQ+ people, and those from ethnic and racial backgrounds that remain under-represented in technology. Learn more about the Two Sigma Diversity PhD Fellowship and the 2022 Two Sigma Diversity Undergraduate Scholarship.
AI Research Mentoring Program The AI Research Mentoring Program matches undergraduates who are curious about AI with graduate student mentors, with the goal of increasing representation of underrepresented minorities in machine learning and artificial intelligence. If interested in participating, please complete their form by September 10 and consider signing up for the SCS Research Mixer on September 9.