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Meet the 2019

First Gen INSPIRE Planning Committee

Our organization is proud to have such talented, dedicated, and hardworking members on our planning committee for the first ever First Gen INSPIRE Conference in Southwest Fresno, CA. 

We are made up of first generation students and allies who are working to put on an event to help INFORM, EMPOWER, and CONNECT families to post secondary resources. Almost 100% of our committee members are Edison Alumni which is greatly why we decided to have this years theme be "Dejando Nuestra Huella".


Evelyn Reyes

Event Coordinator

Evelyn is a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan who intends to major in Organizational 

Studies and minor in Business.  She's currently on a full-time

summer fellowship through 


Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Barcelona this summer and got to see Messi play!


Karina Ortega

Chair of Marketing

Karina is a rising sophomore at Fresno State University majoring in Social Work with a minor in Spanish. She wants to inform and educate the Latino community to rise and create a strong future for themselves.

Fun Fact: I've been working for a photography company for almost 4 years now!


Alexis Garcia

Co-Chair of Marketing

Alexis is a second year Fresno State pre-nursing student aspiring to be a Critical-Care (ICU) travel nurse and later further her education at a Nurse Anesthesia Program. She was raised in a low-income household and wants to promote healthy lifestyles for everyone despite their SES. 

Fun Fact: I'm a mommy to a 3-year-old stubborn, but priceless Husky named Lexy!


Jesus Sandoval

Fundraising Coordinator I

Jesus is a sophomore at California State University- Fresno. He intends to major in Business. Also, he's a Pizza genius at Little Caesar's. 

Fun Fact: I love sports!


Gabriel Murillo

Fundraising Coordinator II

Gabriel is a rising sophomore at Stanford University majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Education. He's an advocate for making computer science & literacy more accessible to underrepresented 


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Gabriel Gonzales

Chair of Finance

Gabriel is a rising sophomore at UC Irvine majoring in Film and Media Studies and minoring in Spanish. Go Anteaters!

Fun Fact: My all-time favorite food is sushi!


Lizbeth Guttierez

Community Engagement Coordinator

Lizbeth is a rising junior at California State University, Fresno. She is majoring in Public Health with a focus in Health Care Administration and minoring in Chicano Latino Studies. She identifies as first-generation undocumented Latina student that grew up in a single parent household.

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Jocelyn Cohetero

Workshop Coordinator

Jocelyn is a first-generation Latina studying at Fresno State and majoring in Spanish. She's currently working for CA Teaching Fellows Foundation as an after school program tutor, in hopes of impacting and transforming the students' daily lives.

Fun Fact: I'm learning American Sign Language.


Rosa Martinez


Rosa is an upcoming sophomore at Fresno Pacific University. ​She is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Criminology. Rosa has a passion for helping others and wants to be able to make an impact within her community.


Fatima Gomez

Chair of Outreach

Fatima is currently a sophomore at Fresno State on a path to major in Liberal Studies blended program and minoring in Spanish. She aspires to be an inspiring Latina educator, while contributing to her community.

Fun Fact: I went to 5 different elementary schools in the valley!


Aissa Cabrales

Staff Liaison

Aissa was born and raised in Alsip, a suburb of Chicago. She's a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan double majoring in Spanish and Psychology with a minor in Anthropology. 

Fun Fact: I was a gymnast for 12 years!


Victor Munive

Resource Fair Liaison

Victor is currently a sophomore at Fresno City college, studying Civil Engineering. He hopes to work with PG&E one day, but for now Gb3 is where it's at!

Fun Fact: I love drawing fashion sketches in my free time, and hope to visit Milan or Paris during Fashion week.


Briana Pelayo

Committee Assistant

Briana is a sophomore at Fresno State University majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Math. She wants to be a change in the 15% of Hispanics who graduate with a Bachelor's Degree, and the 3% of Hispanic women who have STEM careers, while encouraging and helping other first-generation students. 


Guadalupe Romero

Volunteer Coordinator

Guadalupe is currently a rising sophomore at California State University, Fresno. She is majoring in Biology as part of the Pre-Medical Path and minoring in Spanish. She's a first-generation Latina who wants to empower and help those who will also be first-generation students.

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