Estefanía currently serves as a Project Analyst for UC San Diego’s Office of the Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs (VCSA). In this role, she provides internal project management, research, and analytical support to senior administrative leaders. Prior to her position at UC San Diego, she coordinated college literacy programs for high school youth as an Outreach Program Manager for the University of Michigan’s Center for Educational Outreach. Her previous involvements also include research assistantships at the University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) and the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public good.
Estefanía was born in San Salvador, El Salvador and raised in Los Angeles, California. At a young age, she learned to embrace her family’s passionate pursuit for a better life and became committed to her academic journey. The first in her family to attend college, she received a Bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine and a Master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. Through this leadership program and with a collective of progressive leaders, Estefanía intends to build and harness the knowledge, tools, and resources to serve and advocate with underrepresented, working-class, and immigrant communities.