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Chicana/o/x Studies Program dedicates itself to promote resources and opportunities for our students to grow and prosper. Each section below exhibits ways you can get involved with the community and resources to achieve a smooth transition at EWU.



Current Students

Chicana/o/x Studies Program offers a variety of ways to get involved through community service, join student organizations,  and opportunities to invest in job skills by means of internships and certifications.

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Internship Opportunities!

The instructor for the Ibaraki American Culture Workshop for Japanese students is looking for students interested in joining as conversation partners or class volunteers to work with Japanese students who are learning English. Please fill out this link if interested:  Volunteer Signup–Ibaraki American Culture Workshop

The Hispanic Business & Professional Association has two 3-month fellowships for college students. They will be compensated $550 a month and work around 28 hours a month in our two programs. Out Education/social services area and in out Business Economic Development area. Here are the links on how to apply



Do you want to make a direct impact this school year? Teach For America is excited to launch the paid IGNITE Tutoring Fellowship.


IGNITE fellows are current college students who will lead virtual, small group learning sessions with students during the school day while partnering with veteran educators. This is a part-time, paid, virtual opportunity to build meaningful relationships with youth, accelerate student success, and hone your leadership skills. You can start your application here.

We have two upcoming info sessions during which we will share details about the fellowship, provide tips on submitting a strong application, and answer questions you may have. Register for the August 25th at 5pm PST info session or the August 31st at 2pm PST info session.

Interested instead in paid, full-time post-grad opportunities? Check out our 2022 Corps application here.


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Interested in an internship, contact Dr. Kathleen Dixon, kathleen.dixon@ndus.edu


We wanted to let you know that we are beginning to accept applicants for our Consulting Foundations program & wanted to share the details to see if there were any students and alumni that might be interested in this full-time opportunity.

We have two cohorts that we’re looking to begin interviewing for: Winter 2022 & June 2022. The winter cohort is designed for applicants who have been working in industry between 2-5 years (alumni) and the June 2022 cohort is designed for graduating seniors. However, this fall is when we are planning to wrap up interviews for both cohorts, which is why we are spreading the word now.

For both cohorts, we are looking to hire into our software engineering (SE) and business advisory services (BAS) teams. Specifically for BAS, this is meant for those who are non-technical but looking to become a consultant and consult on non-technical projects.

For those who are interested in applying, we are asking you reach out to us at chstprogram@ewu.edu or nicole.gutierrez@slalom.com to let us know.


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Every year, the Scientists in Parks (SIP) Program places hundreds of college students, recent graduates, and early career professionals across the National Park System to work on natural resource management needs. Each opportunity with the SIP Program affords a distinct and memorable experience with projects that vary based on location, length, focus, and complexity. Past projects include mapping sand dunes at Fire Island National Seashore, surveying towering cacti at Saguaro National Park, and protecting nesting sea turtles at Padre Island National Seashore.


We get emails every day from organizations wanting to promote their internships or volunteer opportunities, we update this site weekly to ensure updated information.

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Job Opportunities

The Governor’s Office is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented Executive Receptionist. The Executive Receptionist is a member of the Constituent Services Unit, which is part of the Communications Department. This position is responsible for providing a significant amount of administrative operations support to the office, receiving incoming visitors, and answering telephone calls to the Governor’s Office. This position ensures that the Governor’s Office is effectively represented in a professional, responsive manner.

 Recent grads are encouraged to apply.


Questions? Email Salvador Salazar (salvador.salazar@gov.wa.gov), Regional Representative – Central Washington | Office of Governor Jay Inslee.

Mujeres in Action (M.i.A) is hiring someone who can be part of their incredible team and make a meaningful change in our Latinx community.

Hiring for Mobile Housing Advocate

Contact Hanncel Sanchez (she/her/ella)
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DH is a public relations, advertising and branding agency committed to making the communities we serve more connected, prosperous, just, safe, healthy and joyous. We work with a diverse list of organizations across the Northwest and beyond, including clients in health care, consumer brands, government, non-profits and more. Our team of 38 consists of brand strategists, public health experts, social justice advocates, community outreach specialists, public affairs professionals, designers, and copywriters — not to mention indie authors, paddle boarders, wood workers, painters and freestyle rappers. Because that part of life is just as important as work.

The Account Director: Health Equity Projects manages communications and social change campaigns on issues that improve community health, create economic opportunities, and address social justice. An awareness of social justice and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) dynamics is important given the range of audiences and communities we support. 5-8 years of experience. Lived experience counts. Here’s the link to the position https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/577907

Digital Marketing Specialist serves as a digital strategy and implementation specialist for account teams. This person delivers strategic counsel to clients and to DH team members regarding digital marketing and social media programs. They implement digital programs across the agency. This means developing strategic plans, content, reports and other deliverables in support of digital campaigns. An awareness of social justice and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) dynamics is important given the range of audiences and communities we support. 3+ years of experience. Lived experience counts. Here’s the link to the position https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/729732

New Students

The Chicana/o/x Studies Program provides a variety of academic and non-academic support services benefiting students. Academic services include advising, guidance towards scholarship information, mentorship opportunities, cultural-based initiatives, and linkages for tutoring needs. CHST also assists students to become familiar with university regulations and practices and advocates on the students’ behalf with other university departments and offices. Below are resources you may find helpful:

Other Resources

Student Organizations

Alpha Pi Sigma’s mission to professionally develop women leaders has created an innovative forum for Latina’s to give back to the community. Our sisterhood is composed of university and professional diverse women committed towards the empowerment of women and the Latin American community. We do this by providing leadership development, academic enrichment programs, community service, and activities geared towards the appreciation, promotion, and preservation of our surrounding communities.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email pi_rep@alphapisigma.org. Follow on Facebook.

The purpose of Ballet Folklorico de Aztlán is to put on performances of Latin American dance music to show the history and culture behind the art of Folkloric dance. To engage, entertain and teach both dancers and the audience in the history of these regional dances, Ballet Folklorico de Aztlán is open to all of Eastern Washington University community.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email bfa.ewu@gmail.com. Follow on Facebook.

The purpose of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority is to promote the traditional values of unity, honesty, integrity, and leadership among women at Eastern Washington University. We are a group of women dedicated to the community. Kappa Delta Chi was established at Eastern Washington University on December 4, 2005 by 10 lovely charters, making it the first Latina sorority at EWU.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email alphalambda.president@kappadeltachi.org. Follow on Facebook.

La Hermandad de O eMe Te exists as a brotherhood to serve as a support group for its members and strives to uphold four standards: culture, wisdom, empowerment, and carnalismo. O eMe Te also serves as a form of support and service to the Chicano/Mexicano/Latino community at EWU as well as the state, nation, and worldwide.

As of fall 2020, this organization is no longer active at EWU.

Lambda Theta Alpha was founded at Kean University in 1975 as the first Latina sorority in the nation. Lambda Theta Alpha strives to develop strong leaders that produce and engage in political, social and cultural activities. Based on the principles of unity, love, and respect, the sorority was established for the unification of women through charitable and educational programs. Although Lambda Theta Alpha is Latin by tradition, the sorority is inclusive to all women regardless of race, color, creed, sexual identity, gender expression, or religious beliefs.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email ltaeepresident@gmail.com. Follow on Facebook.

The philosophy of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. is based on the belief that Latino Unity is essential in order to create cultural, social, and political awareness in the Latino community and in American society. The development of leadership among all Brothers is necessary to create consciousness toward common goals and ideals, which will achieve a strong sense of chivalry, respect, dignity, and equality for all Latinos.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email ewulambdab2@gmail.com. Follow on Facebook.

Mariachi Las Águilas is an EWU music program of students who dedicate their time to learning and performing mariachi music. They provide a cultural home for all those who love mariachi music, by performing on campus and connecting with the broader Hispanic community through performances in Spokane and beyond.

If you wish to join the group or request a performance, please email swoodward1@ewu.edu. Follow on Facebook.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlán (Chicano/a Student Movement of Aztlán) is a student-created organization that seeks to promote Chicano unity and empowerment through political action. The motto of MEChA is “La Union Hace La Fuerza” (“Unity Makes Strength”). MEChA hosts an annual student conference at EWU, cultural events such as Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), political sessions, participates actively in promoting political change, has annual potlucks and activities for the members to participate in.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email mecha@ewu.edu. All are welcome! Follow on Facebook.

We are, P.O.W.E.R.S., an advocacy and support group for undocumented students and allies. Our mission is to provide resources and educational awareness to not only students, but also faculty and staff. We are trying to help with healing and distressing strategies to ease your time at EWU.

If  you have nay questions or concerns, please email undocuhelp@ewu.edu. Follow on Facebook.

Scholars in Action gives student scholars the opportunity to investigate research interests concerning the community and opportunities for academic growth based on their goals. The group focuses to promote critical alternative scholarship on race, class, gender, sexuality and transgender studies in Latinx Studies, Afro American Studies, and American Indian Studies. This group was formed to have support and accountability among members to help each other develop academic skills and promote ideas. As a whole, our student scholars will work on developing scholarly research skills, writing skills, and public speaking skills.

For more information, visit EagleSync or email our advisor, Martín Meráz García, at mgarcia1@ewu.edu.

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. is the largest Latino based fraternity in the United States, with a multicultural membership. Founded in 1986 at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. In 2007, the Pi Gamma chapter was established at Eastern Washington University where we utilize our Latino based fraternity as a catalyst to serve the needs and wants of all people. We are more than just a social fraternity, we stand by and believe in our four values; community service, academics, cultural awareness and brotherhood. Academics is of high importance to our organization enhance our motto “Opportunity for Wisdom, Wisdom for Culture.”

If you have any questions or concerns, please email easternwashingtonbetas@gmail.com. Follow on Facebook.

Sigma Lambda Gamma is the largest, historically Latina-based national sorority with a multicultural membership in chapters and alumnae associations throughout the United States – from Arizona to Wyoming; Florida to Minnesota; New York to Texas; and many more states between the coasts of California and Rhode Island. A criterion for membership into Sigma Lambda Gamma is open to women of exceptional morals & ethics with a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, and who are pursuing or have completed courses leading to a degree in an accredited college or university.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email ewu.slg1990@gmail.com. Follow on Facebook.

2021-2022 Chicana/o/x Studies Graduates

Major – Education with a concentration in Elementary 

Minor – Chicana/o/x Studies

I am a 33 year old mother of two who returned to college after having my daughter, Emily. I am graduating with my BA in Elementary Education, with an endorsement in literacy, and a minor in Chicanx Studies. I strongly believe that representation matters. It is a topic that I am quite passionate about. Unfortunately for Chicanx, and other minorities, we are not represented in the school’s curriculum or in what one could call “college canon.” Growing up I hardly read about Mexican-Americans in history. I always wondered where my people belonged. What was our place in the building of this nation? As soon as I learned about the program, I enrolled in Chicanx studies. I thought to myself, perhaps these questions could finally be answered. The EWU Chicanx program not only answered my questions, but changed my life and perspective on many issues. I was empowered by the professors, the curriculum and the comunidad. As I go forward as an educator, I want the youth to feel a sense of belonging when they are in school. My goal is to build lessons where all voices are represented and heard. I want young students to be empowered by their history.

Major: Political Science, Spanish

Minor: Chicana/o/x Studies

Chicanx Studies has been an integral part of my journey as an undergrad. Through the program I learned more about my identity and found people who wanted to support me as I navigated the different spaces at Eastern. More than anything, the friends who I met through the program have made my experience even more worthwhile. Thank you to everyone who has supported me through this. Me estoy graduando porque ustedes lo hicieron posible.

Major – Children’s Studies with a concentration in Child Services

Minor – Chicana/o/x Studies, Spanish

I grew up in a small town called Lake Chelan WA, where I graduated from Chelan High School in 2018. I continued my studies in Wenatchee Valley College and received my Associate’s in Arts and Sciences in 2019. I transferred to Eastern Washington University that same year and will be receiving my Bachelor’s in Children’s Studies with a concentration of Child Services along with a minor in both Spanish and Chicanx studies. I plan to pursue my Master’s in Social Work this fall and I am excited to see what the future holds.
I choose to pursue a Chicanx minor because I fell in love with the course material and I enjoyed how I was able to learn more about my culture and history. I ended up taking all the Chicanx courses in the community college I attended by the time I transferred to Eastern, I was already on the pathway to earning a minor in Chicanx studies. Obtaining my Chicanx minor allowed me to become more connected and educated with my Chicanx roots, and further opened my eyes on the importance of Chicanx studies which is something that I will always be grateful for.

Major – Sociology

Minor – Chicana/o/x Studies, Communication Studies

Major – Applied Developmental Psychology

Minor – Chicana/o/x Studies, Race and Culture Studies

I am a senior at Eastern Washington University studying Applied Developmental Psychology and minoring in Race and Culture Studies as well as Chicana/o/x Studies. As a McNair Scholar, I had the opportunity to conduct research on the Latinx First-Generation academic experience and the role that institutional and familial supports play amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. I am also starting a new research study in collaboration with the Pell Institute to examine the effects of COVID-19 on TRIO programs. Seeing untreated psychological symptoms and issues in my community positioned me to understand the limited mental health services that are available and accessible for marginalized groups. I plan to work toward dismantling the barriers to mental health care that disproportionately affect the Latinx community and other traditionally underserved communities. After obtaining my PhD, I desire working in a clinical setting providing counseling services for those in traditionally underserved communities. I also plan to become a professor and continue researching multicultural counseling as well as strategies to improve psychological resources for marginalized populations, particularly the Latinx population. For graduate school, I will be attending the Master’s Program in Counseling at Arizona State University.
Learning about my family and community’s background while obtaining my CHST minor was an intimate experience for me. It propelled me further to study the barriers and challenges minority communities face in our society. The CHST minor provided me the opportunity to understand these challenges and fueled my passion to help those in traditionally underserved communities for my future career.
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2019-2020 Chicana/o/x Studies Graduates

Darinka Cereceres Reyes

Major: Film Studies
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Angelica Garcia Macias

Major: Political Science
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Minor: Chicana/o/x Studies

Sarahi Gutierrez

Major: International Affairs and Political Science
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Minor: Chicana/o/x Studies and Spanish

Letsy Gutierrez-avitia

Major: Addiction Studies
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Minor: Psychology and Spanish

Itzel Lujan Ramirez,

Major: Addiction Studies
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Minors: Psychology and Spanish

Remijio Mendoza

Major: Psychology and Ethnic Studies
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Minor: Chicana/o/x Studies and American Indian Studies

Marixza Torres

Major: Psychology
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Minor: Chicana/o/x Studies

Sacramento Villanueva

Major: Communication Studies
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Minor: Chicana/o/x Studies and Spanish