LYLC 2020 Adult Facilitators

Marvin A. Campos

Program Coordinator

Participated: 2012

Marvin Campos was born and raised in El Salvador. At the age of 11 he arrived in the United States to once again reunite with his family. Marvin served two years of LYLA executive positions as delegate of alumni relations and as president. He has volunteer for the 2013 and 2014 LYLC as a peer facilitator and 2015, 2016, 2017 and currently 2018 as an LYLC Adult Facilitator. Marvin is currently attend the College of Southern Nevada and is majoring in history, in order to become a high school history teacher.


“Immigrants. We get the job done!”

Irene Cepeda

LYLF Chair

Participated: 2005


Irene Cepeda is a first-generation college graduate. Her parents migrated to the U.S. from Nicaragua in the 80’s. She received a Masters of Education and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from UNLV. Irene works full-time at Nevada State College as the HSI Title V Coordinator. Her passions include leadership, college and career readiness, driving, and photography.

"You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do." - Henry Ford

Miguel Garcia-Quintero

Co-Leadership Development

Participated: 2015


Miguel is a first-generation college student whose family is from Jalisco, Mexico. He is currently attending the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. In his free time, Miguel likes to get out in nature, play guitar, and learn new things. Growth is important to him, both in himself and others.


“What is today but yesterday’s tomorrow?”  - Eugene Krabs

Abigail Marroquin

Co-Leadership Development

Participated: 2011


Abigail Marroquin participated in the Latino Youth Leadership Conference in 2011 navy blue familia. She was on lead team in 2016 and red mom to 11 beautiful kids in 2017. This year she is recruitment coordinator and wants to give back and help plan the conference that has given her so much. She has a journal collection, loves reading books and is a star gazer. She strives to explore the world and try new things and learn something new everyday. 

"Aspire to inspire before we expire."

Yadira Escamilla


Participated: 2008


I was born in Los Angeles, CA after my parents migrated from Durango, Mexico.  I graduated from SECTA in 2008, received my Associates Degree in Business Administration from CSN in 2010 and I earned my Bachelors in Accounting from UNLV in 2013.  I’m the oldest of four children and the first college graduate in my immediate and extended family.


"It always seems impossible until it’s done."  - Nelson Mandela

Belinda Gonzales


Participated: 2014


Belinda was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Belinda is driven by her passion to help communities and people in need. She is currently studying at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to earn her bachelor's degree in Social Work. She has strong aspirations of continuing her education and eventually working in a high school. She is stubborn at heart and mind BUT clumsy at her feet. Belinda enjoys cooking, watching people eat, saying ”sorry”,  and giving Hi-Fives.

Michelle Saldivar


Participated: 2011


Michelle was born in Escondido, California to Mexican immigrant parents. She is the first of her family to graduate High School and currently attends College of Southern Nevada for her Associates of Art. She plans to transfer to Nevada State College to get her Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education. In her spare time she will most likely be watching her favorite show, Grey’s Anatomy.


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”  - Steve Jobs

Yaritza Ileana Morales


Participated: 2013

Yari had the privilege of being born into an enormous Guatemalan family thus she was happily raised between North Las Vegas and a small town in Guatemala named San Antonio La Paz. She is a first-generation college graduate and the first generation of women to be allowed to attend middle school. She has recently earned two B.A's in English and Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Yari enjoys punny jokes "chistes pierde amigos" reading both literature and whatever the kids are reading nowadays, an emotional television series to match,and spontaneous travel plans.

Arnold Placencia-Flores

Media Specialist

Participated: 2014


Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Arnold is the son of Mexican Immigrants. He is currently studying at Nevada State College to earn a Bachelor’s of Arts in Visual Media: Animation. Having a special interest and passion for animation, Arnold also enjoys practicing videography, photography and video editing. His hobbies  includes all things audio, video and digital.


“Life’s too short to be afraid of the dark”  - Sean Daley

Jesus Diaz Jr. 

Communications Specialist

Participated: 2013


Jesus was born in South Lake Tahoe, CA and raised in Las Vegas, NV. He recently Graduated from with an Associate of Business Degree in the Spring of 2019 at the College of Southern Nevada. When he’s not at work or school, you will find him spending time giving back to the community, playing soccer, or enjoying time with his friends and family. He aspires to be the best he can be every day and to give back to others like others have given to him. 

“Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”- Roy T. Bennett.

Nathalie Martinez

Parent Engagement Coordinator

Participated: 2015


Although she was born in California, Las Vegas is home to this 1st-generation Latina immigrant with roots from Colombia and El Salvador. Nathalie is currently studying at UNLV to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and French. She has a passion for social justice and for motivating others to reach their highest goals. You will often find her looking for her next adventure, reading a book or training for Tough Mudders.

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