Nicolás Quaid Galván
Nicolás Quaid Galván received his J.D. from Columbia Law School. At Columbia, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Race and Law, where his student paper, Adopting the Cumulative Harm Framework to Address Second-Generation Discrimination, was published. Nicolás is a Litigation Associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. Nicolás received his B.A. and B.F.A. at The New School in New York, and continues to play tenor saxophone. Nico is excited to give back to the Columbia University Latine community which immensely supported him during his time at the Law School and beyond.
Carlos V. Cruz
Carlos majored in Economics and held leadership positions in the Chicano Caucus among many other campus groups. After working as admissions officer at Columbia, he embarked on a career in retail with roles in product development and merchandising. He is currently a Director of Global Production at Gap. He loves to run, hike, do yoga, and still enjoys reading economic studies.
Maria Del Mar Losada
Maria Losada graduated from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 2021 with a Master’s in Public Administration, specializing in Advanced Management and Finance, and International Economic Policy. Currently, Maria serves as an Associate Director at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), a multidisciplinary college dedicated to art and design. She is excited to work towards creating meaningful connections and implementing initiatives that will have a lasting positive impact on the LAACU community. During her free time, you can find her playing the ukulele, dancing salsa, traveling, and listening to podcasts.
Sorangel Liriano graduated in 2018 from Columbia University, where she studied Political Science and Human Rights. She is currently a Sr. Litigation Assistant in Earthjustice's Sustainable Food & Farming Program. Before joining Earthjustice, she worked with the New York City Urban Debate League, the New York Times, the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical Garden, and buildOn, an organization that pairs with high school students to build schools in developing countries. She enjoys travel, photography, and dancing to bachata and merengue!
Student Relations Chair
Joseph Moreno received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College as well as a Master of Science in Urban Planning from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is currently leading the acquisition team for Douglass Park Asset Management, a real estate investment management firm focused on affordable and workforce housing acquisitions across the country. Joe is looking forward to working with the board to create engaging programming and networking opportunities for the LAACU community. Beyond investment management, you can find Joe training for a marathon / half-marathon, checking out a new restaurant or exploring the ever-changing city.
El Regreso Chair
Chris Guilcapi received his M.S. in Construction Engineering and Management from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2019, where he served as part of the Engineering Graduate Student Council as a Representative of the Civil Engineering Department, a Global Leaders in Construction Management Fellow, and Professional Development and Leadership Fellow. Chris is currently a Senior Consultant in data center construction at Turner & Townsend. Chris is enthusiastic about continuing his involvement with the wider Columbia community and Latino alumni. Beyond consulting, Chris enjoys playing squash, swimming, and dancing.
Richard Campo received his BA in molecular cell biology from Columbia College in 1984. He stayed on at Columbia and pursued a Masters in Public Health at Columbia Mailman school, graduating in 1986. He furthered his scientific and medical studies at Mount Sinai School of Medicine receiving his MD degree in 1989. After an internship at Lenox Hill Hospital in surgery, he completed a urology residency including Chief Resident at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Currently, Richard is a physician specializing in urology and urologic oncology in Paramus, Bergen County, NJ. He is the former director of the department at The Valley Hospital. Richard loved his time at Columbia and wanted to give back to both the College and the School of Public Health with his involvement in LAACU and Mailman Alumni Boards.
Irene Frohlich graduated from Mailman in 2013 with an MPH in Health Policy and Management. She grew up in La Lima, Honduras, and arrived at Bates College in Maine. Her appreciation for sub-zero temperatures grew in Maine, and she’s stayed a loyal Northeastern resident since then. Professionally, she leads her all enterprise success and growth initiatives at Thriveworks. When she isn’t planning and executing change in the healthcare world, she’s enjoying time with her two-year-old boy, her husband, and her nine-year-old Beagle in Connecticut, where she resides.
CC, SIPA, PH
Carlos is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Policy & Strategy at the State University of New York (SUNY). In this role, Carlos leads the Health Policy and Research Team within the Office of Academic Health and Hospital Affairs (AHHA) at SUNY System Administration. His work supports the strategic direction, financing, operations and mission of SUNY’s four academic medical centers, three tertiary care hospitals, its College of Optometry, Veterans Home and other health care initiatives.
A native New Yorker, Carlos was born in the South Bronx to parents of Puerto Rican heritage. Carlos earned a B.A. from Columbia College (NY), a M.P.A. from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a M.P.H. from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. Carlos currently serves on the boards of the Columbia Alumni Association and the Columbia College Alumni Association and is an advisor to the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU). Carlos has also served as the President of Mailman’s Alumni Association and has served and has remained active in mentoring initiatives across the University.
Yesenia Miranda is a SEAS alum with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in medical physics from Stony Brook University. Her career has been driven by a passion for reducing barriers to health from academic research on diagnostic technology to policy and now health tech. Yesenia has been active on the board for multiple terms in various roles. Outside of her professional life, she is a podcast junkie that loves also enjoys art and all things social impact.