Please join us for the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU) 2019 El Regreso Cocktail Reception. This festive evening will take place at the World Room of the Columbia School of Journalism and will be a unique opportunity to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month and our incredible Latinx Columbia community.
Date: Friday, October 18
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism - World Room
Address: 2950 Broadway New York, NY 10027
2019 Trailblazer Award Recipients - Elizabeth Angeles '13CC and Carlos Cuevas '05CC, '12MPH, '12SIPA
- Students: $15
- Young Alumni (2009-2019) and Graduate Students: $40
- Alumni and Guests: $55
- Sponsor-a-Student: $35***
***When purchasing a sponsor-a-student ticket, please list attendee name as “current student” and fill in “xxxx” for both uni and class year.
- Students: $15
- Young Alumni (2009-2019): $50
- Alumni and Guests: $65
Purchase your tickets here!
Elizabeth Angeles '13CC
Elizabeth Angeles is a lifelong New Yorker committed to supporting underserved communities and advancing new ideas for impact. In her current role at the Clinton Foundation, Elizabeth supports economic development and long term resiliency efforts in the Caribbean as part of the Clinton Global Initiative Action Network on Post Disaster Recovery.
After graduating from Columbia College and working at an asset management firm, Elizabeth joined NYC Emergency Management where she led disability engagement programs and inclusive community planning initiatives. At the agency, she became a founding member of the Strategy and Program Development team, where she implemented various elements of the agency's first strategic plan. In addition to responding to various emergencies in New York City, in this role Elizabeth was also deployed to support Puerto Rico’s Emergency Management Agency one week after Hurricane Maria made landfall there.
In 2018, Elizabeth received her master’s degree in public administration from New York University. Since graduating, Elizabeth moved from her native neighborhood of the Lower East Side to the East Bronx, where she is excited about serving her local community as a newly appointed Community Board Member. Elizabeth has always been passionate about equitable access to education, and also serves on the founding board of BOLD Charter School, a new K-5 school in the Bronx that welcomed its inaugural class of over 100 Kindergarten and First Grade students this fall.
Carlos Cuevas '05CC, '12MPH, '12SIPA
Carlos is the Executive Vice President of Health Innovation at SOMOS Independent Practice Association (IPA). SOMOS is a network of over 2,500 diverse, community-based, solo and small-practice providers serving over 650,000 patients in predominantly low-income and minority communities in New York City. Carlos and his team are at the forefront of helping SOMOS’ community-based providers transition and thrive in an era of new payment models where reimbursements are tied to outcomes rather than volume.
Prior to joining SOMOS, Carlos served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the New York State Medicaid Director. In this role, Carlos oversaw the planning and financing of various health care initiatives pertaining to New York State’s $65 billion Medicaid Program that provides health care coverage to over 6.5 million New Yorkers.
In 2019, for his role in developing SOMOS’ transformative approach to health care delivery, Carlos was named to Crain’s New York Business’ list of “40 Business Leaders Under 40.” Carlos has also been named Health Policy Leader of the Year by the Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives (AHHE). Within the Columbia community, Carlos was inaugural recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni award from both Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU).
Carlos earned his B.A. from Columbia College, his M.P.A. from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and his M.P.H. from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and remains active within Columbia’s alumni community. He is currently the President of the Mailman Alumni Association, on the board of the Columbia College Alumni Association and serves as an advisor to LAACU.