Mental Health Partners
Dr. Christian Latino
Doctoral Intern, AB540 and Undocumented Students Emphasis
Office hours: by appointment
What brings you joy? Reading, football, going for walks, and the occasional video game.
What centers you: My partner.
What smell describes you? I don’t know if it describes me, but I love the smell of rain as I find it very calming.
This year I am excited about supporting students to find and empower themselves as they overcome obstacles in their lives.
When I start talking about personal growth and the development of the world I become very passionate.
I want to learn more about how to continue to help people trust their individual experiences as human beings.
The Center has a beautiful community that is nothing but welcoming and supportive. I know that it has certainly made me feel that way.
3 song recommendations Tupac - So Many Tears, Zion I - Revolution, The XX - Intro
3 show recommendations The Vow (HBO Max), Impractical Jokers (TruTV), Forensic Files
3 food/other recommendations Corti Brothers (Sacramento, CA), Taquería Los Gallos (Concord, CA), Luigi’s Italian Delicatessen (Concord, CA)
*You can request a counseling appointment with Christian by calling the Counseling Services front desk at (530) 752-0871. Christian has initial consultation appointment time allotted each week prioritized for Undocumented students. If you're interested in working with a different counselor, you're more than welcome to request someone else. Alternatively, you can web book a counseling appointment at hem.ucdavis.edu but will not benefit from any prioritized appointment slots.*
Doctoral Health Intern/AB540 Undocumented Student Emphasis
Appointment: You can request a counseling appointment with Liliana by calling the Counseling Services front desk at (530) 752-0871
This year I will mostly be on Ohlone land. I learned that 550 Muwekma Ohlone Ancestral remains were kept at Stanford and returned to Muwekma Ohlone tribal descendants in 1990.
What brings you joy? Dancing cumbia, salsa, hip/hop, and hugging my little puppy named Mambo.
What centers you: Being around supportive, welcoming, and loving energy centers my spirit and existing in places and with people where I can show up as my most authentic self.
What smell describes you? Sweet and Spicy like Mexican candy
This year I am excited about connecting with the community at UC Davis and challenging myself to go with the flow of life.
When I start talking about self and community liberation I get really passionate and start talking about radical love.
I want to learn more about how we can make room to celebrate and cultivate joy in healing spaces.
3 song recommendations- “Your Song” by Soja, “El Imaginante” by Cumbia de los Orcos, and anything Caifanes
3 show recommendations- The OA, Umbrella Academy, and Grey's Anatomy
3 food/other recommendations- Baked Mac N’ Cheese, Blueberry Goat Cheese, and Bacon/Ranch Cheese Dip
UC Immigrant Legal Services Center Partners
Managing Attorney at the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center
Appointments: Email, but please reach out to Ariel Bailey for any questions about a specific immigration case at email@example.com.
What brings you joy? Nature (animals, plants, mountains, water), books, music, dancing, and being with loved ones.
What centers you: See above. Also, meditation, yoga, hiking and running.
What smell describes you? Ponderosa Pines on a hike in the mountains.
This year I am excited about joining our clients on their journeys to greater empowerment and self-understanding during a turbulent time in US history.
When I start talking about climate change, social justice, books, or animals I get really passionate. It’s cool to care.
I want to learn more about how to grow as a service provider and advocate, and also about gardening and cultivating plants.
The Center has excellent resources and caring advocates and I invite you to connect with any of us.
3 song recommendations- “Julia Florida” by Agustin Barrios Mangore, “The Light” by Common (sampling Bobby Caldwell), “Cry Baby” by Janis Joplin.
3 show recommendations-Schitt’s Creek! Also, Ramy and Atypical.
3 food/other recommendations- Hard to choose, but here are three of my favorite books of those I’ve read in 2020: “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo, “Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life” by Lulu Miller, and “Good Talk” by Mira Jacob.
Legal Fellow at the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center
Appointment: Email or this link.
This year I will mostly be on unceded Patwin land. I grew up on land with an 11,000-year history of stewardship by Indigenous groups, including the Clovis, K’itaish, and Wichita peoples.
What brings you joy? Cooking for friends, cuddling my dog Maple, watching scary movies with my partner Max, and traveling to new places (in different times).
What centers you: Tending to my growing houseplant collection.
What smell describes you? Crisp autumn mornings right before rainfall.
This year I am excited about returning to Texas to see my family after almost a year.
When I start talking about capitalism and the inaccessible legal system I get really passionate and ready to help create a new system that serves us all.
I want to learn more about growing plants, training dogs, speaking Spanish.
The Center has incredible expertise and I invite you to take advantage of all the free resources and support available.
3 song recommendations- 1000 Times (Hamilton Leithauser), Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke), Sunday Candy (Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment)
3 show recommendations- The American Barbecue Showdown (Netflix), King of the Hill (Hulu), Tuca and Bertie (Netflix)
3 food/other recommendations- Gochujang Chicken Wings (Lisa Shin); breakfast tacos from Taco Joint in Austin, TX; Foggy Morning cheese from the Davis Farmers Market
Financial Aid Partners
Jacqueline Zamora-Alvarez (Jackie)
Role: Financial Wellness Peer Advisor
Quick intro: Born in Watsonville, CA, and growing up in Modesto, CA, Jackie is a first-generation college student with an interest in the environment. She is a 4th-year Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning major with a passion for environmental action. She seeks to help students with their understanding of financial aid and financial literacy.
Role email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
You can request an advising appointment with Jackie via: the Calendly page.
What brings you joy? Hiking, traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with my friends and family.
What centers you: Being surrounded by supportive, encouraging, and motivated individuals that push you to do your best.
What smell describes you? I would say lavender best describes me because it is sweet and relaxing.
This year I am excited about helping those in the community with financial assistance. I am also excited about graduating and starting the next chapter of my life.
When I start talking about the environment, I get very excited and passionate, and motivated.
I want to learn more about my Mexican culture and history.
3 song recommendations- “Yo Visto Así” by Bad Bunny, “After Hours” by The Weeknd, and “Lovely” by Billie Eilish & Khalid
3 show recommendations- Avatar: The Last Airbender, How I Met Your Mother and The Handmaid’s Tale
3 food/other recommendations- Shrimp Chow Fun w/ egg, Caldo de Pollo, Gyro
ASUCD Dream Coalition Partners
Alejandro Galicia Cervantes
ASUCD Dream Committee Chairman
Appointment: This Calendly link
What brings you joy? Working with youth at the MBK Sacramento Youth Fellowship (The Center at Sierra Health Foundation) brings me that joy.
What centers you: My community, exercise, and the NBA.
This year I am excited about leading the ASUCD Dream Committee’s flagship program the Lending Library.
The Center has many critical resources and I invite you to check them out to see if you qualify.
3 song recommendations- Sing about me / I am dying of thirst (Kendrick), Disco (Surf Curse), and “Popurri: El Toro Mambo, La Repetidora (Cumbia Repetidora ), La Bamba - En Vivo” (Banda Los Recoditos)
3 show recommendations- Shameless, The Office, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Student Advisor to the Chancellor
Student Advisor to the Chancellor
Diana Martinez is both a persevering Latina and a first-generation student working towards a major in Political Science and Chicanx Studies, with a minor in Education. Both her academic and personal goals are motivated by her love and dedication to improving her community. As a future educator, Diana hopes to make education accessible to all communities, specifically those who are underprivileged and underrepresented. Diana has served 2+ years at the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center as a volunteer, student staff, and advocate. She is currently Advocacy Chair at S.P.E.A.K for the Undocumented Community, a large student advocacy organization on campus. Diana is also a third-year Lead Tutor for the Davis Bridge Program. As Student Advisor to the Chancellor, Diana hopes to bring student issues to the forefront of discussion in order to advocate for an inclusive institution and a positive campus climate.
S.P.E.A.K.- Scholars Promoting Education Awareness and Knowledge (SPEAK) for Undocumented and Immigrant Rights
Mission: S.P.E.A.K. is a student-run organization whose focus is to support and empower undocumented students at the University of California Davis. S.P.E.A.K. is constantly raising awareness at UC Davis campus and the surrounding community to inform about the diverse struggles that undocumented students experience while completing their undergraduate studies. S.P.E.A.K. aims to provide social, peer and financial support to our members and community so that they can continue and finish their studies at UC Davis.
Join their listserv: https://tinyurl.com/speakrequest
Email with questions and contact the 20-21 leadership team: firstname.lastname@example.org
UGSU- Undocumented Graduate Student Union
Mission: UGSU aims to provide a safe space for undocumented graduate students from all walks of life to:
- Empower undocumented graduate students and retain them throughout their graduate school career
- Prioritize holistic, intersectional work that recognizes the inherent value of our diverse immigration narratives
- Provide educational, financial, and emotional support for undocumented graduate and professional students
- Continue the fight for immigration, justice, and equity both at the university and within our communities
- Create a pipeline to motivate undocumented undergraduate students on campus to attain higher education and meet their educational endeavors
- Advocate for undocumented graduate students at the administrative level
Contact Email: UndocumentedGradStudentUnion@gmail.com
*To become a part of UGSU and stay connected via a listserv and or group chat please contact them via the email address above.
You can also contact Karla Rodriguez Beltran, the AB540 and Undocumented Student Center’s Graduate Student Researcher for questions and or connections to UGSU and graduate students at UC Davis by emailing her at email@example.com.