Administrative Staff

La Casa has two full-time administators that help set the vision of the center, which is heavily influenced by current student needs while honoring the center’s history and legacy. The Director and Assistant Director co-manage La Casa’s staff, advise affiliate student organizations, support individual students, host events and programs, engage in collaborations across campus, serve on a variety of committees, and much more.

Eileen M. Galvez

Directora of La Casa Cultural 

(Pronouns: She/Her/Hers/Ella)

Eileen Galvez is an Assistant Dean at Yale College and has been Directora of Yale’s La Casa Cultural de Julia de Burgos: the Latinx Cultural Center since 2015. She is Salvadoran American, making her the first Central American director of La Casa. She is a first-generation college graduate, 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 and for marginalized student groups. She is a scholar-practitioner, currently working on her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership through Colorado State University. In addition, she serves on the Association for the Study of Higher Education Board. Her scholarly work aims to center the experiences of U.S. Central Americans in higher education and explores their racial and ethnic identity development. Eileen 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. In July 2021, she became a new mami and is back from parental leave as of January 2022. Carolina 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 Boricua, 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.