Graduate Assistants

La Casa’s Graduate Assistants (GAs) manage the Latinx Graduate Network (LGN). LGN is La Casa’s initiative to support Latinx students across Yale University’s 13 graduate and professional (G&P) schools. La Casa’s GAs serve as a main point of contact for Latinx/e G&P students, including each respective school’s group that centers Latinx/e student needs. You can learn more about these graduate student groups through our “Students” tab or clicking here.

GAs are also members of La Casa’s leadership team, often collaborating with administrators, Head Peer Liaisons, and Head Student Coordinators to help manage our center-wide programs and support efforts for our various constituents.
 

Sebastián Eddowes Vargas

Pronouns: he/him/his

Graduate Assistant

Sebastián Eddowes (Lima, Perú). Playwright, director, educator and researcher. He has a BA in Philosophy by the Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya and a MA in Hispanic Studies, with a concentration in Latin American and Latino Studies, by the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work has been presented in different cities of Perú, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brasil, the USA and England, receiving various awards for his plays. His is now a student at the School of Drama, researching on Latin American and Latinx documentary theater, and its heritage from the cultural and political events of the second half of the 20th century.

Katy Maldonado Dominguez

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Graduate Assistant

Katy Maldonado Dominguez is a first-generation college student with research interests in Central American Studies, Migration Studies, and Latinx Geographies. She received her bachelor’s degrees from UCLA in Chicana/o Studies and Geography in 2019. Her research interests are shaped by her experiences as a Central American immigrant from Honduras and DACA recipient. She challenges the homogenization of Latina/o/x student experiences by highlighting the lived academic realities of Central American students. In addition, she examines how Undocumented Queer parents create and navigate family as they resist the twin pressures of xenophobia and homophobia.

Jimena Terrazas Lozano

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Graduate Assistant

Jimena is a MESc candidate at Yale School of the Environment. She grew up in Mexico City and went to Brown University for her undergraduate degree. She is particularly interested in sustainable development projects in Latin America. She also enjoys dancing, learning languages and traveling.

Oswaldo Chinchilla

Pronouns: he/him/his

Graduate Assistant

Hello! My name is Oswaldo Chinchilla; I am a second-year student at the Yale School of Architecture. I am originally from Guatemala but attended high school here in New Haven. My undergraduate degree is in Industrial Design, so you often find me at the Wood/Metal shops within YSOA and all local art galleries and museums. I am also a Teaching fellow for drawing and architectural form and the Robotics head monitor at the School of Architecture.