Meet the people who make MSI possible.
MSI Faculty Director and Chair of LLAS
Alexandra Puerto is Associate Professor of History and Chair of Latinx and Latin American Studies. She specializes in the history of race, science, and medicine in twentieth century Latin America, especially Mexico and its borderlands, with particular interests in indigenous, migrant, and...
Director, Intercultural Community Center
Schedule a meeting with me: https://calendly.com/vgonzalezwright2/meet
Vanessa Gonzalez-Wright (she, her, ella) is a proud native of Highland Park in Northeast Los Angeles. Growing up a few blocks away from campus, her local community has always included Oxy. Vanessa is a Latinx Macro Social...
Class year: 2026
Major: undeclared, but interested in CTSJ, Spanish, and Education
Social justice leader, past or present, who incites the changemaker in you: Valeria Luiselli
Favorite ice cream or sorbet flavor: mint chocolate chip
Class Year: 2024
Major: Black Studies and CTSJ
Social justice leader, past or present, who incites the changemaker in you: Noname
Favorite ice cream or sorbet flavor: Lemon