LatinX Staff & Faculty Association

Building Community & Belonging Among LatinX Faculty & Staff

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Our strength is fueled by the rich cultural tapestry made up of every member of our campus.

The mission of the Latinx Faculty & Staff Association at the University of Arizona is to build community among the Latinx faculty, staff and other interested professionals, by empowering employees regardless of discipline or rank. Through voice, support, and service – we will foster an inclusive workplace in the spirit of culture and the advancement of personal and professional growth.

We are a community comprised of and for all Latinx faculty and staff. We welcome guests and families to our open functions and programs.

Our Association was established in 2021 and charged with building a sense of community and belonging through the empowerment of the Latinx identity, values and goals.

Through servingness, strategically leveraging campus resources, and finding joy – we can expand the potential of our faculty and staff.

Connection: Fostering relationships, support, network and servingness

Community: Sense of belonging and empowerment

Culture: Representation, recognition, and shared values


Mariana Martinez, MLS, Human Resources Generalist III, HR Client Services,

Jhonatan Henao-Munoz, Lic. M.A.s, Assistant Professor of Practice, UNIV Core Faculty, General Education, W.A. Franke Honors College,

Past Co-Chairs

Nadia Alvarez Mexia, PhD, Assistant Professor of Practice, Franke Honors College & Director of Transborder Education Initiatives, College of Education

Aaron Davis, Associate Director, Blue Chip Leadership Experience, Student Engagement & Career Development

Organizing Committee Co-Chairs

Martha Sesteaga, MPA, Program Manager, Office of Academic Administration

Dr. Adrián Arroyo Pérez, Associate Director, Faculty Affairs

Past Organizing Committee Co-Chairs

Mariana Martinez, MLS, Human Resources Generalist III, HR Client Services

Serena Valle, Senior Academic Advisor I, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences


The Latinx Faculty & Staff Association is proud to honor the work and dedication of the many Latinx faculty & staff across the University of Arizona campus. Awards are presented at the LFSA annual Familia Picnic and Awards Ceremony during the spring semester. 

Award Winners 

Fall 2024 Events

Check back for details on fall 2024 events once the semester begins. 


We're Committed To Inclusion

At the University of Arizona, we embed the principles of diversity and equity into Every Wildcat, Every Day – practicing both inclusion and compassion in every interaction from every office, division, and college. We believe in tackling the greatest global challenges of today and tomorrow through action-oriented, community-based inclusive excellence.