Director and Staff

Administrative Staff

Eileen Galvez

Director of La Casa Cultural 
(Pronouns: She/Her/Hers/Ella)

Eileen Galvez is an Assistant Dean at Yale College and has been Director of Yale’s La Casa Cultural: The Latino Cultural Center since 2015.  She is a first-generation college graduate, first-generation Salvadoran-American and grew up low-income in South Central Los Angeles. For the past ten years she has worked at various higher education institutions working with marginalized student populations. She is a scholar-practitioner in training, currently working on her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership through Colorado State University.  She holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.Ed. in Counseling & Guidance from Texas State University. 


Carolina Dávila 

Assistant Director of La Casa Cultural
(Pronouns: She/Her/Hers/Ella)

Carolina comes to Yale after serving as a Residence Hall Director at the University of Connecticut (UConn). In her role, she oversaw two residential areas, supervised numerous undergraduate and graduate students, and participated in several department and university committees.

Carolina is a native of Puerto Rico via Boston and identifies as a first-generation college student. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders with a minor in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

Graduate Assistants 

Hector Peralta

Graduate Assistant (Pronouns: He/Him/His/El)

Héctor earned his B.A. from Brown University in 2016, where he completed a double-concentration in Ethnic Studies and Education Studies-Human Development. While at Brown, he worked at the Brown Center for Students of Color, the Dean of the College’s Curricular Resource Center, and the Office of Residential Life


Here at Yale, Héctor is a 3rd year PhD student in the American Studies department. His research examines the intersections between history of the California-Baja California borderlands, public education, and the racial geographies of San Diego county. 

Héctor is a transfronterizo Chicano first-generation college student who grew up in El Centro, CA; Mexicali, BC, MX; and El Cajon, CA. 


New Graduate Assistant coming soon

Student Coordinators

Gianna Baez
Head Student Coordinator

Trumbull ‘21
New York City, NY

Major: English + ER&M

Fav. Song: Anything by Daniel Caesar

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Ale Campillo
Student Coordinator

Jonathan Edwards ‘21
Los Angeles, CA

Major: Theater Studies

Fav. Song: “Talia” by King Princess

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs

Sonja Malek
Student Coordinator

Davenport ‘22
Skokie, IL

Major: Environmental Engineering

Fav. Film: Ratatouille

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Eddy Tzintzun-Tapia
Student Coordinator

Saybrook ‘22
Asheboro, North Carolina 

Major: Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Moises Cosme
Student Coordinator

Morse ‘22
Vineland, New Jersey

Major: MCDB + Anthropology

Fav. Song: “Bad Religion” by Frank Ocean 

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Victoria Quintanilla
Student Coordinator

Berkeley ‘21
San Juan, TX

Major: History & East Asian Studies

Fav. Song: “Sanctuary” by Joji

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
New Student Coordinators coming soon  

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