Alianza at UC Berkeley

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 enhance educational and professional opportunities
  • Act as a resource on Chicanx/Latinx issues relating to campus policies, employment, and academic concerns

General Meetings

Members are invited to attend our monthly meetings, held between 12 pm to 1 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in 554 Barrows Hall unless otherwise noted. Meeting dates are available on our calendar:


  • January 21, 2020
  • February 18, 2020
  • March 17, 2020
  • April 21, 2020
  • May 19, 2020
  • June 16, 2020
  • July 21, 2020
  • August 18, 2020
  • September 15, 2020
  • October 20, 2020
  • November 17, 2020
  • December 15, 2020

25th Anniversary

In 2017, Alianza celebrated its 25th year on the Berkeley campus. Read the Daily Cal article about our celebration and watch our special anniversary video for more information.

Get More Involved

Interested in getting more involved? Join one of our four subcommittees: 1) Events, 2) Advocacy, 3) Professional Development, and 4) Communication. Commitment can be as big or as small as you'd like. Sign up here

Help us highlight the Latinx community at Berkeley! Share recent Latinx staff accomplishments (such as awards, promotions, retirement, etc.) 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

Kat Madrigal Cheng
Communications Chair

Isela Pena-Rager
Social/Membership Chair

Jorge Martinez
Diversity Chair

Karen Aguilar
Career & PD Chair

Vladimir Foronda
Finance Chair

Javier Gonzalez
Past-cycle Co-chair