Board

Marco Martinez ‘08, President

The four years I spent at Brown (part of the illustrious class of 2008; Department of Latin American Studies) were the most formative years of my life. The challenges I faced academically during my time there made me a more adaptable and inevitable life-long learner. As an outlet, in my moments of stress, I found that that my comfort and solace came from my closest friends and Brown family in the Latino Community. I looked to the Latin@/multicultural staff – Professor Ralph Rodriguez, Professor Sandra Russo-Rodriguez, Mercedes Domenech, Angela Romans, Dean Carolyn Denard, President Ruth J. Simmons- for academic and life advice, and turned to my peers at the TWC, in MEChA, MEZCLA, BULC, MPC’s and MPC friends for everything else in between. Who I am now was deeply shaped by experiences I shared with these people. To say that Brown changed my life is an understatement.

Now, eight years out, I have spent my time in and out of the classroom as an educator. I was part of Teach For America’s 2008 Corps where I worked with 5th graders in science for two years in my small hometown of Edcouch-Elsa in South Texas. Immediately after, I joined IDEA Public Schools in the Rio Grande Valley and now in Central Texas where I have collectively taught Pre-AP World Cultures, Pre-AP Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra, and have acted as an interim Instructional Coach and Campus Testing Coordinator.

Since graduating I have been an active member in the regional alumni groups for both the RGV and Austin. Along with fellow alumni, Elizabet Palacios ’06 and Isabel Martinez ‘05, we founded the Brown Club of the Rio Grande Valley in 2010. I have also been an active interviewer for prospective Brown University students over the past half-decade. Giving back to Brown with my time has been one of a few ways I stay connected with The University. Being able to unite with fellow alumni and share my experiences with those who have an interest in Brown has paved the way for my leadership in BULAC. Two years’ time is a small amount given the ambitious work that the BULAC board and I have tasked ourselves to accomplish; creating and fostering a more meaningful mentoring program for Latin@ undergrads and alumni, supporting a stronger line of communication and connectivity for all Latin@ alumni amongst one another and Brown, and ensure that BULAC’s progress is both well-known and longevitous. I look forward to working with Brown’s ever expanding Latin@ alumni community and assisting them to stay connected with each other and with Brown.

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Diana Garcia ‘13, VP of Communications

Diana Garcia is currently the Partner Marketing Manager on the Multicultural Marketing team at Google. Her role entails partnership support, managing community outreach events, and developing marketing insights. The mission of her team is centered around leveraging the power of technology to empower diverse communities. She began at Google as a BOLD intern in 2011 and was accepted the following summer of 2012. During her first internship experience, Diana was on the Diversity and Talent Inclusion Team in the People Operations department and helped develop a strategic plan that helped incorporate more computer science classes in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s). The following summer, she was on the Small and Medium Business Enterprise Team for Latin America in the sales department and conducted extensive database analysis to provide insights for new business development recommendations in Latin American countries.

Class of 2013, Diana earned her BA in International Relations with a focus in political economy and development. She also studied politics and international affairs at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. She is originally from Chicago but has lived the majority of her life in Phoenix, AZ. Her main passions include bridging the digital divide, diversity inclusion, and providing educational resources to first generation college students.

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Alina Moran ‘93, VP of Finance and Development

Alina Moran is the Chief Executive Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan. Metropolitan is a 338-bed acute care facility located in East Harlem. The hospital is member of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health care system in the nation, which provides essential services to 1.2 million New Yorkers every year. In her current role, Mrs. Moran is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of the hospital, overseeing a $310 million dollar revenue budget and over 2,600 employees.

Mrs. Moran previously served as Chief Financial Officer at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, where she oversaw a $570 million dollar revenue budget and 450 employees. At Elmhurst, she used Lean methodologies to significantly reduce Discharged Not Final Billed (DNFB) and Accounts Receivable (AR) days, allowing the hospital to capture revenue more efficiently. In addition, she served as the Project Lead for the hospital’s implementation of EPIC, a leading electronic medical records system. Prior to her time at Elmhurst, she served as the Assistant Vice President of Managed Care, responsible for the negotiation, management and implementation of the public health care system’s 18 managed care contracts valued at $1.3 billion dollars. Over the years, she has been recognized for her leadership in several key corporate initiatives including charge capture, revenue optimization, documentation, and coding.

Mrs. Moran earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College. She is an active leader in her community and was involved in the establishment of the Rhode Island Political Action Committee and Brown University Latino Alumni Council. In addition, Mrs. Moran has been honored by the following prestigious national organizations: Pew Civic Entrepreneurship Program (1998), National Urban Fellowship Program (2000), National Hispana Leadership Institute Executive Leadership Program (2008), and America’s Essential Hospitals/National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems Fellows Program (2013). In 2012, she was honored to be elected to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc.

Raised in the Bronx, Mrs. Moran now lives in New Jersey with her husband, Robert, and two children.

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Alexandra Ocampo Carr ‘06, VP of Campus Programs

A native of Pawtucket RI, Alexandra Ocampo Carr ’06 had always dreamt of attending Brown University. That dream came true when Alex was admitted to the Class of 1998. While at Brown, Alex was a campus tour guide, an MPC Friend, and active in LASO and Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. while being supported by amazing faculty and making lifelong friends. Since graduating from Brown in 2006 with a degree in Public and Private Sector Organizations, Alex has endeavored to remain #EverTrue, serving every year as a BASC alumni interviewer and most recently interviewing 10 applicants for the Class of 2020.

Professionally, Alex has served as the Director of Human Capital with Achievement First, Inc. for the last three years, supporting the school leaders and staff of thirty K-12 schools in Brooklyn, Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and Providence. She was selected by her peers as a 2015 Core Values Champion as one of four staff who best embodied integrity, collaboration and team & family. Prior to her time at Achievement First, she spent seven years with Target Corporation: first, as an assistant store manager in Seekonk MA and subsequently as a Human Resources Business Partner for 21 stores in CT and western MA. She is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional and currently lives in Fairfield CT with her husband Jé ’97, 13-year-old son Jonas, and 4-year-old Chihuahua mix, Sprocket.

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Michelle Hernandez ‘15, VP of Regional Engagement

Michelle was born and raised in New York City, where her younger brother and she were brought up with her parent’s Colombian and Dominican cultural heritage. She graduated from Brown as part of the Class of 2015 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. Throughout her time at Brown, Michelle was involved with the RPL community as a Minority Peer Counselor (MPC) and Community Advisor, with the Brown Students of Color Center as a MPC and MPC Friend and is a lifetime member of Brown’s Zeta Theta Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega.

Michelle moved to Washington, DC after graduating and has stayed involved with Brown through the Brown Club of DC and BULAC’s regional DC chapter. She is passionate about environmental and social justice issues and is excited to be serving as a liaison for our Latino alumni.

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