LYLC 2021 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 Auxiliadora Cepeda

LYLF Chair

Participated: 2005


Irene Cepeda is a first-generation college graduate. Her parents migrated to the U.S. from Nicaragua and worked very hard to provide her and her sister a better life. She received a Masters of Education and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from UNLV. Irene has been in higher education for over a decade, and currently works at Nevada State College as the HSI Title V Director. In 2018, she was elected to the CCSD School Board of Trustees. Her passions include being an active mom to a bouncy baby boy, diversifying the teacher pipeline, and student development.

" We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to." – Brené Brown

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."

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.

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.

Arnold Placencia-Flores

Multi-Media Specialist

Participated: 2014


Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Arnold is the son of Mexican Immigrants. Arnold lives and breathes all things digital and media. He graduated from Nevada State College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Visual Media: Animation. Having a special interest and passion for animation, Arnold also enjoys practicing videography, photography, graphic design and video editing. Arnold is big fan of cinema and 2-D animated works and he hopes to one day be involved in a production of something you will scroll past on Netflix/Hulu/Insert Internet Platform Here. 


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

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.

Norma Ramirez

Mental Health Advisor

Participated: 2008


Norma Ramirez, M.A. and PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology was born in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. She crossed the border at the tender age of 5 years old and has survived the the tumultuous experience of living undocumented in the United States. She is a warrior and a connector. In both her private and public life, she brings people of all different backgrounds together to fight for social justice and to engage in real and meaningful relationships. Professionally, Norma is providing therapy in the community mental health setting and her research focuses on the impacts of immigration enforcement on families.

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