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The Latinx American & Caribbean Law Student Association (LALSA) is a student group aimed to represent the richness of the Latinx Culture to the VLGS community, to act as an advocate and open forum for members of the community interested in legal and non-legal Latinx issues.


Luis Gonzalez JD'23 - Co-Chair

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From: Temecula, CA

Hi everyone, my name is Luis, I’m one of the co-chairs of LALSA this year! I’m super excited to meet all the new folks and to build a strong community here at VLS! I’m a 3L and I’m very interested in environmental law. A couple of things I love are Pokémon, plants, lounging by bodies of water, reading, thrifting, and studying at cute cafes! Hit me up if you need anything or want to grab a coffee and connect! ❤

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Maylee Carbajal JD'24 - Co-Chair

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From: New York

Welcome to VLGS! My name is Maylee, I am one of the Co-Chairs for LALSA. I was born and raised in New York by immigrant parents. I obtained my bachelor’s in forensic psychology and minored in Latinx Studies while attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I strongly desire to give back to my Latinx community. This has developed my interest in criminal and immigration law. Also— I am a huge animal lover so if you have any pets, I would love to meet them. I look forward to meeting everyone soon! Please feel free to message me at any time if you have any questions or just want to chat!

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Juan Trevino JD'24 - Treasurer

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From: Uvalde, TX

Howdy, y’all! My name is Juan Treviño and I am the treasurer for LALSA this year! I’m excited to get to connect with new people this year and make wonderful memories at VLS! I’m a 2L interested in environmental and animal law. I enjoy going on hikes with Turbo, my pug son, whenever we get the chance. Random hyper fixations, board games, & books occupy my time when I’m not studying. Feel free to reach out for anything! #RollTide

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Natasha De La Cruz JD'24 - Secretary

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From: Sunrise, FL

Hi folks! Welcome to LALSA! My name is Natasha De La Cruz and I am a 2L student pursuing a JD in environmental law. In the future, I hope to become an environmental attorney focusing on helping protect coastal communities from the harms of climate change. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about LALSA, life in SoRo, or just need someone to talk to. 

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Marnie Avila Alvarez LLM' 23- Community Relations Chair

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From: Havana, Cuba

Hi everyone! Welcome to LALSA! I am Marnie and I am happy to serve as Community Relations Chair. I am the current LLM Energy Fellow, and as you guessed, I am passionate about energy, you got it right! I am also Cubana de corazón, loving dog-mom to Lucy and happily supported by my husband Osvaldo, also Cuban. Me encanta transmitir nuestra cultura latina, y ayudar a seguir creando un espacio nuestro donde todos seamos bienvenidos! Always happy to connect!

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Sandra Santiago JD'23 - Programs Director

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From: El Paso, TX

Hi, y’all! My name is Sandra. I am a rising 3L. I am excited to welcome you all to LALSA! I am interested in immigration and criminal law. I love traveling, reading, and hiking.

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Carolina Rodriguez JD'23 - Social Media Director

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From: Florida

Hey everyone! My name is Carolina, I’m the social media chair of LALSA for this year! On my free time I like to read and hang out w my dog bestie Rico. I will not be on campus this semester because I’m doing an SIP, but I will be working with Nathaly Lora to get pictures of everyone at meetings and events to post on social media. Follow us on IG @vls_lalsa

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Upcoming Events:

Welcome Back Lunch

When: September 10 at 2 PM

Where: 69 Rainbow Street Apt. 3, VT 05068


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