UA HSI Ambassadors

HSI Initiatives is excited to launch the UA HSI Ambassadors aimed at cultivating an informed network of faculty, staff, and graduate students who can quickly and intentionally mobilize to connect our campus and local community to HSI-related opportunities. Throughout the year, HSI Initiatives receives notifications about scholarships, internships, research experiences, fellowships, employment, travel awards, conferences, leadership programs, professional development, award nominations, funding opportunities, volunteer requests, and more. 

HSI Ambassadors will:

  • Intentionally circulate these opportunities to students, faculty, staff, and the community (e.g., email, social media, listservs, presenting at meetings, etc.)
  • Support others in applying for these opportunities and consider applying themselves
  • Spring into action when we receive quick turnaround requests for opportunities
  • Distribute information regarding events hosted by HSI Initiatives
  • Present on HSI Initiatives at a department, college, student organization, affinity group, and/or community meetings
  • Offer guidance to HSI Initiatives on strategies and opportunities to optimize its reach and impact


  • Term: August 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024
  • Quarterly 2 hour cafecitos(meetings). Meeting dates: August 29, 2023, November 7, 2023, January 23, 2024, and April 23, 2024 from 9am-11am (in-person and virtual will be offered)


  • $300 in professional development funds   
    • Funds can be used to offset conference attendance, professional organization membership, fee-based trainings, books, programming funds to host HSI-related events, or support related research expenses. Funds will be transferred to a department account or paid directly to vendor.
  • Receive a copy of Transforming Hispanic-Serving Institutions for Equity and Justice by Gina Garcia (2023)
  • Quarterly cafecitos with refreshments
  • Acknowledgment on HSI Initiatives website and social media


Questions? Contact Karla Cruze-Silva, Associate Director, HSI Initiatives,