Chicano/Latino Alumni

We provide a vehicle for Chicano/Latino alumni from the University of California at Irvine to reconnect with the university and former classmates, exchange information, and meet new people. Our goals are to:

  • Serve as mentors to current students
  • Advocate on behalf of the Chicano/Latino community on campus
  • Assist the university in the recruitment and retention of Chicano/Latino students at UCI
  • Sponsor social networking events throughout the year

Join the UCI Chicano/Latino Alumni Club on Facebook.  For more information, please contact Ramon Munoz at  Please provide full name as it appears on University records and year of graduation.

UCI Chicano/Latino Alumni Club




Mark Anthony Ocegueda, Ph.D. in History
Assistant Professor of History, California State University, Sacramento
Dissertation: Sol y Sombra: San Bernardino's Mexican Community, 1880-1960.



Edelina M. Burciaga, Ph.D. in Sociology
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado, Denver
Dissertation: The Latino Undocumented 1.5-generation: Navigating Belonging in New and Old Destinations
Jonathan Calvillo, Ph.D. in Sociology
Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion, Boston University School of Theology
Dissertation: Diverging Pathways of Assimilation: The Influence of Religious Affiliation on the Ethnic Identity of Mexican Immigrants.
Cathery Yeh, Ph.D. in Education
Assistant Professor, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University
Dissertation: Mathematics, Language, and Learning: A Longitudinal Study of Elementary Teachers and their Mathematics Teaching Practices



Alfredo Carlos, Ph.D. in Political Science
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Chicano and Latino Studies, California State University, Long Beach
Dissertation: Economic Democracy: From Continual Crisis to a People Oriented Economy
Raul Perez, Ph.D. in Sociology
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, University of Denver
Dissertation: Navigating the Hurtline: Race in American Stand-up Comedy from Civil Rights to Color-Blindness



Alejandra Albarran, Ph.D. in Education.
Dissertation: Improving School Readiness through Parent Education Programming: Understanding the Role of Community-Based Organizations in a Large Urban City Center
Maria Amon, PhD. in Drama.
Placement: Lecturer, Department of Chicano and Chicano Studies, San Diego State University and
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Dramatic Arts, San Diego City College
Dissertation: Little Girls and Legal Defendants: Theatricalization and Performances of Innocence in Modern American Culture
Dana Nakano, Ph.D. in Sociology
Assistant Professor of Sociology, California State University, Stanislaus
Dissertation: A Matter of Belonging: Dilemmas of Race, Assimilation, and Substantive Citizenship among Later Generation Japanese Americans



Daisy Verduzco Reyes, Ph.D. in Sociology
Assistant Professor of Sociology and the Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean & Latin American Studies, University of Connecticut
Dissertation: Latino Student Politics: Constructing Ethnic Identities in Organizations



Nicolas Bravo, Ph.D. in History
Dissertation: Spinning the Bottle: Ethnic Mexicans and Alcohol in Prohibition Era Los Angeles



Armando Ibarra, Ph.D. in Political Science
Placement: Associate Professor, School for Workers, University of Wisconsin Extension
Dissertation: Poverty in the Valley of Plenty: Mexican Families and Migrant Work in California



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