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Meet the Dream Team

 

Alonso R. Reyna Rivarola

Director

alonso.reyna@utah.edu

Picture of Dream Center Graduate Assistant University of Utah, Dayan Castaneda MunozCaffeine-dependent Alonso (coffee sip) searches for inspiration and enlightenment in cat imagery ranging from magnets to calendars. When Alonso is not in the office working with students, you can find him, well, working some more in the community, editing papers at local coffee shops, or playing with his cats, Gabo and Kiwi, and re-watching Parks and Recreation for probably the fifteenth time. NO KIDDING. Alonso is passionate about working with undocumented students and families and seeks to share all his knowledge and experiences with the undocumented community as well as the community at large. In 2013, Alonso graduated from the University of Utah with an Honors B.S. in Sociology and 2016 with an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy with an emphasis in higher education administration. In his spare time, Alonso is working on a Ph.D. in Sociology. (coffee sip)

DAYAN CASTAÑEDA-MUÑOZ

GRADUATE ASSISTANT | PROSPECTIVE & Current STUDENTS

castaneda.dayan@utah.edu

Picture of Dream Center Graduate Assistant University of Utah, Dayan Castaneda MunozDayan is one of our graduate assistants and is currently a student in the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) Program at the University of Utah. When she is not in school or babysitting her two younger brothers, you can usually find her watching her favorite beauty vloggers or looking online for deals to travel somewhere. She is a huge food lover, so share your favorite restaurants with her! Dayan gained the passion for working with the undocumented community through her experience as a former undocumented student, then later as a Utah College Access Advisor. In 2017, she graduated with her Bachelors in Sociology and through her professional career she hopes to continue working with students to help them fulfill their goals and aspirations. 

BRENDA SANTOYO

GRADUATE ASSISTANT | TRANSFER STUDENTS @ SLCC Dream Center

brenda.santoyo@utah.edu

Picture of Dream Center Graduate Assistant University of Utah, Brenda SantoyoBrenda is one of our graduate assistants and a student in the Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP) Program. She is an alumna from Salt Lake Community College and Utah State University. She recently graduated from USU with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Brenda has been at the forefront of advocating and providing resources for undocumented students. Brenda has helped implement the Bruin Dreams scholarship, and the UndocuAlly training as an active member of the Undocumented Student Resource Committee at SLCC. She is eager to continue her work at the University of Utah's Dream Center. When she is not in school or at work, she enjoys traveling for music festivals like EDC, exercising her creativity, and spending time with her family and three dogs: Duke, Chispa, and Bandit. 

SLCC Dream Center: West Valley Center #130
Phone: (801) 957-2129

LUIS TREJO

Undergraduate assistant | ACCESS & OUTREACH

luis.trejo@utah.edu

Picture of Dream Center Undergraduate Assistant University of Utah, Luis Trejo MunozLuis Trejo *drag queen enthusiast and expert* is an undergraduate student at The University of Utah majoring in Health Promotion and Education. He was raised in Utah, but born in Mexico. You can usually find Luis at his house or at the Del Taco drive thru buying 5 fiesta packs for himself. He likes to get the best of life. He wants to be able to help people achieve their goals in life as well. Luis' own personal life goal is to meet his role model and savior, Bianca Del Rio, while saving the world from rats and spiders. His hobbies are sleeping, eating, complaining, and bothering people!

 

cRistina Guerrero PErez

Writting and rhetoric studies fellow @ slcc dream center 

 cristina.guerrero@utah.edu

Picture of Writing & Rhetoric Studies Fellow, Cristina Guerrero PerezCristina is an Undergraduate student at the University of Utah working on achieving her Bachelor's in Writing and Rhetoric Studies. She is very excited to have joined the Dream Center at SLCC, as she is a SLCC alumna herself and hopes to aspire students with their educational and personal goals through writing. Cristina is also a DACA recipient, she was born in Mexico and raised in Utah, as a student who values the Dream Center for what it stands for she is very passionate in being able to relate to students and help each other on their journey. In her free time when she is not at school, work or teaching she likes to spend time with her family, be out with friends and going on new adventures.

SLCC Dream Center: West Valley Center #130
Phone: (801) 957-2129
 


 

 

Last Updated: 12/18/19