Stay connected with the Latino Alumni Network

UC Santa Cruz's Latino Alumni Network (LAN)

Fellow Alumni, 

As co-chairs of the UC Santa Cruz Latino Alumni Network (LAN), we would like to extend a warm welcome to our vibrant community of Chicanx/Latinx graduates. LAN is dedicated to fostering a sense of unity, support, and a strong sense of community among our alumni and current students. 

LAN offers an opportunity for Chicanix/Latinx alumni to give back to the UCSC community while continuing to develop professionally. We invite and encourage you to get involved by filling out our membership form to stay connected with fellow alumni and to pave the way for future generations of Banana Slugs, fostering a legacy of support and guidance. 

Looking ahead, save the date for the statewide UC Chicanx/Latinx Alumni Association (CLAA) Summit Meeting, which will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at UC Santa Cruz. This is an opportunity to connect, exchange ideas, and strengthen our bonds with alumni across the University of California system. 

Once again, we invite you to join LAN and stay connected. Together, we can continue to make a lasting impact on our alma mater and shape the future of our community. 

Best regards, 

Guadalupe Sanchez & Amaris Trujillo

Co-Chairs,Latino Alumni Network

UC Santa Cruz


Upcoming events

  • UC Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association (CLAA) Summit at UC Santa Cruz:
    • The UC Santa Cruz Latino Alumni Network will host the statewide UC CLAA Summit Meeting on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at UC Santa Cruz. For more information please complete our Membership Form.
      • UC CLAA Summit Meeting - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
      • UC CLAA Social Event - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Latino Alumni Network (LAN) was founded in 2000 in conjunction with a reunion, Encuentro 2000. Three alumni—UC Santa Cruz professor Olga Najera-Ramirez, Andres Jimenez, and Leticia Quezada—formed the initial organizing committee. LAN is a unique partnership of Chicanx and Latinx-identified alumni, and El Centro, the Chicanx Latinx Resource Center which is a special support services program for current students at UC Santa Cruz.