Eleven Badgers acknowledged amongst Wisconsin’s Most Influential Latino Leaders for 2022 – Range, Fairness & Inclusion – UW–Madison

October 11, 2022

A collage with portrait headshot photos of 10 people arranged surrounding the UW–Madison crest.

Eleven members of the UW–Madison neighborhood have been acknowledged final week in Madison365’s annual listing of “Wisconsin’s Most Influential Latino Leaders.”

A nonprofit on-line information publication, Madison365 has revealed annual energy lists recognizing Wisconsin leaders from totally different racial and ethnic teams since 2015. The aim of the lists is to “spotlight the great thing about the variety throughout our state” and elevate position fashions for Wisconsin’s younger folks, based on Henry Sanders, Jr., co-founder, writer and chief government officer of Madison365.

“This week, we shine a statewide highlight on the devoted leaders of Wisconsin’s Latino communities. These are richly numerous communities with roots that characterize a large geographic space. The folks we spotlight this week are elected leaders, enterprise leaders and neighborhood leaders, doing tough, vital work, typically within the face of discrimination and actually generations of oppression,” Sanders stated.

Congratulations to the Badgers beneath who obtained this well-deserved recognition. You possibly can see the whole listing of Wisconsin’s 46 Most Influential Latino Leaders for 2022 on the Madison365 web site.

Jair Alvarez, J.D., is a practising company and legal regulation legal professional and founding father of Alvarez Legislation in Madison, Wisconsin. He earned his bachelor’s diploma from UW and his regulation diploma from the College of Wisconsin Legislation Faculty. Whereas an undergrad, he participated within the First Wave Hip Hop Theatre Ensemble and Related College students of Madison and obtained the Bucky Badger Particular person Management Award. As a Legislation Faculty pupil, he volunteered on the Nationwide Immigrant Justice Middle.

Luz del Carmen Arroyo Calderon is the coed success supervisor on the Retention Initiatives and Scholar Engagement (RISE) at Madison School. She graduated from UW–Madison in 2010 with a bachelor’s in Spanish language and literature and elementary training and instructing. She earned her grasp’s diploma in bilingual, multilingual, and multicultural training from Edgewood School.

Patty Cisneros Prevo is the variety & inclusion supervisor for the Wisconsin Faculty of Enterprise. She was beforehand the assistant director of inclusion & engagement with Wisconsin Athletics, the place she developed packages to have interaction variety and inclusion. She earned her bachelor’s in elementary training and instructing in 2000 from Valparaiso College and her Grasp’s of Training in 2003 from the College of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is a three-time Paralympian who competed as a member of the U.S. Paralympics Ladies’s Wheelchair Basketball Nationwide Workforce within the Video games in 2000, 2004 and 2008. As co-captain on the 2008 Paralympic Video games, she led Workforce USA to its second consecutive gold medal.

Maria Yturriaga Dyslin is the elementary college principal at One Metropolis Colleges in Dane County. She started her instructing profession in 1998 and taught in Madison colleges for 19 years as a classroom trainer in grades 2, 3 and 4 and an educational coach with a literacy emphasis. She earned her bachelor’s diploma and grasp’s in curriculum and instruction from UW–Madison.

Raul Leon, Ph.D., is the assistant vice provost for pupil engagement and scholarship packages on the College of Wisconsin–Madison. Leon oversees and directs a portfolio of identity-based scholarship packages, together with the First Wave Hip Hop and City Arts Studying Group, the Posse program, the Precollege Enrichment Alternative Program for Studying Excellence (PEOPLE), and the Mercile J. Lee Students Program. He earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Coverage Evaluation from UW–Madison and his grasp’s diploma from the UW–Madison La Follette Faculty of Public Affairs.

Amanda Garcia, Ph.D., is a paleobiologist and geobiologist in UW–Madison’s Kaçar Analysis Group, the place she is a co-investigator and venture supervisor for UW–Madison’s involvement in NASA’s MUSE (Metallic Utilization and Choice Throughout Eons) consortium for astrobiology analysis. MUSE is centered on understanding the early coevolution of nitrogen fixation and the Earth setting; the workforce hopes to find what elements decide life’s choice of chemical parts. She got here to Wisconsin after engaged on the identical venture on the College of Arizona.

Joe Hankey is the director of variety, inclusion and belonging at CUNA Mutual Group. He additionally leads the corporate’s Staff Analysis Teams, which represents numerous teams throughout the firm. Hankey was an assistant professor within the UW Division of Youth Growth from 2014-16, the place he led efforts for neighborhood outreach, giving development alternatives to youth throughout Wisconsin.

Kattia Jimenez is the proprietor of Mount Horeb Hemp, a USDA-certified natural hemp farm, and an engagement specialist for UW’s All of Us Analysis Program. She commonly invitations neighborhood leaders and members to go to the farm and educate her neighborhood on hemp and its potential to create generational wealth for non-traditional farmers whereas additionally enhancing well-being. Jimenez is a member of the Hemp Industries Affiliation, Wisconsin Farmers Union, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, and the Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce. She is a bunch of the “Hemp Can Do It” podcast and is a visitor lecturer on the UW School of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

Mariana Pacheco Ortiz, Ph.D., is a professor within the Division of Curriculum and Instruction on the UW–Madison Faculty of Training. Pacheco’s analysis focuses on significant alternatives for multilingual and English-learner college students to make use of linguistic sources for literacy studying and self-determination. Her work contributes to theorizations and empirical data of insurance policies, packages, pedagogies and practices that amplify what ‘counts’ as data and improve multilingual college students’ tutorial potential via asset-based and strength-based academic practices, notably for Chican@/Latin@ college students. She is a former elementary bilingual trainer in southern California and a proud alumnus of the Migrant Training and Upward Sure Packages.

Lourdes Shanjani, M.D., is a bilingual well being training coordinator at Public Well being Madison and Dane County, the place she leads public well being employees and neighborhood companions in assessing, creating, implementing and evaluating well being education schemes and companies to fulfill neighborhood well being priorities. She additionally works as a multilingual analysis coordinator for UW–Madison. Dr. Shanjani has over a decade of expertise working with underserved communities in the US and the Caribbean, offering direct companies and designing, managing and fundraising packages that profit immigrant communities.

Lauren Usher, Ph.D., is vice chairman of gBeta, a platform for startup founders to search out their focused viewers and construct their concept or venture. Usher has labored for UW–Madison as a postdoctoral researcher within the Waisman Middle with a subject centered on the numerous elements that contribute to “life span social cognition and social improvement of people with mental and developmental disabilities.” Her analysis aimed to extend the well-being of people with mental and developmental disabilities.

[EDITED 10/10/2022 4:25 p.m.: This story has been updated to include an eleventh Badger from the Madison365 list.]

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