Mission and Purpose

The Alianza Staff Association is committed to community building, professional development and promotion of Chicanx/Latinx staff at UC Berkeley!


  • Maintain communication among Chicanx/Latinx staff to promote a united community and help empower staff at all levels
  • Provide staff access to programs that enhance skill development, job information, mentoring, and employment advancement
  • Promote systems and programs that enhances educational and professional opportunities
  • Act as a resource on Chicanx/Latinx issues relating to campus policies, employment, and academic concerns

General Meetings

You are invited to attend our monthly meetings, held between 12pm—1pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in 554 Barrows Hall. Meeting dates are:

FALL 2018

  • April 17
  • May 15
  • June 19
  • July 17
  • August 21
  • September 18- The Latinx Experience at Cal
  • October 16- Salsa Recipe Contest (Location Change: 242 Cesar Chavez)
  • November 20- Meeting Canceled
  • December 18- Holiday Potluck! 


  • January 15- Pathways to Becoming a Sustainable HSI
  • February 19- What is UCPath? An Overview for Employees
  • March 19- The Art of the Ask- Watch Party and Discussion
  • April 16- 
  • May 21


  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20

25th Anniversary

In 2017, Alianza celebrated its 25th year on the Berkeley campus. Check out the Daily Cal article about our celebration and our special anniversary video.

Get More Involved

Interested in getting more involved? Join one of our four subcommittees: 1) Events, 2) Advocacy, 3) Professional Development, and 4) Communication. Sign up here.

Help us highlight the Latinx community at Berkeley! Share recent Latinx staff accomplishments (such as an award or promotion) with us and we will share it in our newsletter:


Sidalia Reel, Director of Staff Diversity Initiatives


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Fredda Olivares
(510) 664-7739

Juan Berumen
(510) 642-0518

Kat Madrigal Cheng
Communications Chair

Karen Aguilar
Career & Professional Development Chair

Jorge Martinez
Diversity Chair

Vladimir Foronda
Finance Chair

Isela Pena-Rager
Social/Membership Chair

Alejandra Escoto
Past cycle Co-chair

Javier Gonzalez
Past-cycle Co-chair