Directora 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 joined La Casa and Yale in 2017, sits on a few Yale College committees, and is a Davenport fellow. She is involved with professional organizations such as NASPA and ACPA, focusing her engagement in equity- and identity-based opportunities. Prior to Yale, Carolina was a Residence Hall Director at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Storrs, CT. 

Carolina is Afro-Latina, a native of Puerto Rico via Boston, and identifies as a first-generation low-income college graduate. 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 

Héctor 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. 

Brea Harris

Graduate Assistant (Pronouns: She/Her/Ella)

Brea is a secon year graduate student at the Yale School of Nursing where she is studyingto become a Women’s Health Nurse Practicioner. She is originally from Alaska, but went to college in Los Angeles where she studied sociology and then moved to Nashville for graduate school (round one!). In Nashville she did an interdisciplinary Masters program focused on trauma informed care, gender and sexuality studies, and theology. 

She is currently on the board of the Minority Student Nurse organization at the nursing school where she seeks to build community with other first generation, low income, students of color going into the healthcare field. In her free time she enjoys running, reading, and listening to podcasts.

Student Coordinators

Moises Cosme

Head Student Coordinator

Morse ‘22

Vineland, New Jersey

Major: MCDB + Anthropology

Fav. Song: “Bad Religion” by Frank Ocean 

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Sonja Malek

Student Coordinator

Davenport ‘22

Skokie, IL

Major: Environmental Engineering

Fav. Film: Ratatouille

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Aaron Adame

Student Coordinator

Benjamin Franklin ‘20

Hometown: San Benito, TX

Major: Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry

Fave song: “Amigo” by Roberto Carlos

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Valeria Bula

Student Coordinator

Berkeley ‘23 

Major: Political Science + Global Affairs 

Miami, FL & Barranquilla, COL

Fav. Song: “Come a Little Closer” by Cage The Elephant 

Pronouns: She/Her/hers

Henry Rodesno-Hercules

Student Coordinator

Silliman ‘23

Baltimore, MD

Major: Chemical Engineering?

Fav. Song: Foreplay by Jalen Santoy

Pronouns: He/Him/HIs

Celia Cacho

Student Coordinator

Branford ‘22

Major: History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health + MCDB

Bronx, NY

Fav. Song: “Otro Trago” by Sech

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

Leslie Espinosa

Student Coordinator

Grace Hopper ‘22

Houston, TX

Major: Computer Science

Fav. Song: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Victoria Quintanilla

Student Coordinator

Berkeley ‘21

San Juan, TX

Major: History & East Asian Studies

Fav. Song: “Sanctuary” by Joji

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Yamil Rivas

Student Coordinator

Berkeley ‘23 

Major: Applied Mathematics

Providence, RI &

Fav. Song: “Antologia de Caricias” by Altamira Banda Show

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Karla Camacho

Student Coordinator

Trumbull ‘23

Major: Political Science and ER&M

Hometowns: Matamoros, MX and Brownsville, TX

Fav. Song: Summer of ‘69 by Bryan Adams

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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