Centro Intercultural Specialist
Laura was born and raised in the Inland Empire. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a B.A. in Studio Art . She was heavily involved working with first year students advising them on college readiness skills, building feasible career goals, and inspiring holistic wellbeing. Her undergraduate involvements with learning communities and orientation inspired her to work in Higher Education.
Laura earned her M.A. in Postsecondary Educational Leadership from San Diego State University. She is passionate about serving students from all walks of life. In her free time Laura loves to read Fantasy and hopes to build a personal library one day.
Cultura STEM Coordinator
Mayra Canchola was born in Whittier, CA to Mexican-immigrant parents. Although sharing special childhood memories within East L.A., they call Escondido home. Growing up as the oldest daughter in a low-income, Latine household guides Mayra’s mantra, “Be the person you needed when you were younger.”
Mayra earned their B.A. in Psychological Science with a minor in Women’s Studies from CSUSM and is now serving as the center’s Cultura STEM Coordinator, where they hope to engage with Latine students in STEM and help them find community and support through validation. In her spare time, Mayra enjoys nature walks, quality time with friends, and outdoing everyone at karaoke.
Paola "Pabbs" Nieto
Media & Marketing Coordinator
Pabbs was born and raised in Perris in the Inland Empire. She earned her degree right here at Cal State San Marcos in Digital Art, Media, and Design! She started out over at the Cross-Cultural Center as a student worker, but she has now joined the Latinx Center to continue to make a change. Her goal is to be the visual storyteller for those who do not have a voice, who want to be louder, or are still looking for a way to express themselves.
In her free time Pabbs loves to spend time with her friends trying new places to eat, go to the beach, and play with her Doberman, Riley. She also enjoys photography, film, and painting!
2022-2023 Cultura Educators
Camila Delgado Blanco
Mikel Luque Jimenez
Unidos Leadership Ambassador