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Carolina Nunez '15, Philosophy and Spanish Double Major, from Lakewood, CA
Four-time LAA Scholarship Recipient
Recognized by HOPE, Future History Maker Award, Fall 2014

Carolina Nuñez has interned with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for two years, first at the Central Trials Unit and most recently with the Hardcore Gang Unit in Compton. Carolina is currently translating the work of Spanish philosopher, Eugenio Trías, into the English language, and will be a published author by the end of this year. She also holds leadership positions with the LMU Committee on the Status of Women and with Marians, an all-female service organization devoted to the betterment of women and children. Upon graduating from LMU, Carolina will be attending law school.

Eduardo Gutierrez '15, Sociology Major, Transfer Student from Fillmore, CA

Eduardo Gutierrez was a participant of the CLYLP Sacramento Leadership Conference and was selected last year to partake in the CLYLP Comcast Fellowship. Eduardo an associate's degree from Ventura College and transferred to LMU in 2012. His extracurricular activities include the Latino Business Student Association, LMU Transfer Friends, and Latino Student Union where he holds the position of Vice President. Eduardo completed an internship with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, where he worked alongside emergency responders and public officials. His non-profit volunteer work includes National Kidney Foundation, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, The National Cancer Association, and Done Vida California. He traveled to Bonn, Germany in summer 2014 for a semester abroad. Upon graduation, Eduardo plans to pursue his graduate studies in public policy

Beatriz Alfaro '13, Spanish & Women's Studies Double Major

Ms. Beatriz Alfaro '13 received the Latino Alumni Association Scholarship for four consecutive years. Entering into her senior year, she submitted her application and essay for the prestigious LAA Donald P. Merrifield, S.J. Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a LAA scholar who is a graduating senior and best exemplifies the mission of LMU. Based on her outstanding GPA, her impressive campus and service involvement, as well as her continued commitment to the Latino community, the LAA board selected Beatriz as the 2012-2013 recipient of this special scholarship.

Beatriz Alfaro earned a bachelor of arts in both Spanish and Women's Studies. Aside from her studies as a double major, she was also quite accomplished in other areas while at Loyola Marymount University. Here are a few of her LMU achievements:

  • Member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society that admits top 4% of students who distinguish themselves in scholarship, loyalty, and service
  • Member of Iota Rho Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Spanish Honor Society
  • Participant in the 2012-2013 Latino Leadership Initiative at Harvard University
  • Member of the LMU Student Alumni Association Executive Board
  • Student representative at LMU First Latino Leadership Summit Social Justice
  • Workshop
  • Peer partner for the LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts Student Advisory Board

In 2012, Beatriz also participated in both the UCLA Law Fellows Program and the Professional Business Women of California Young Women's Summit. This year Hispanas Organized for Political Equality recognized her as a young fellow and invited Beatriz to attend the HOPE Latina History Day Conference in March 2013 as the LMU representative. Beatriz continued her studies at the UC Davis School of Law in fall 2013.

Jesse Jovel '12, History Major, from Los Angeles, CA

"I felt wanted at LMU," said Jovel, a history major and the 2012 recipient of the Merrifield Scholarship from the Latino Alumni Association. "They knew my name and they knew my story. My interactions at the Latino Overnight showed me what being an LMU Lion was all about. I knew I would be able to succeed at LMU."