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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement LSAMP: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Meet Our Bridge Leaders

2022-23 LSAMP Bridge Leaders

Ximena Herrera Ximena Herrera, bridge leader for LSAMP starting in fall 2022.

Hello, my name is Ximena Herrera and I am a neuroscience major. Helping others is something that makes me feel accomplished, and I am also motivated by a strong work ethic and a drive to make sure things are done correctly in my work. I always strive to keep going regardless of any downfalls. I see them as points of reflection for myself and space to grow. Working in a research lab on campus has been a great experience that has challenged me and taught me greater professionalism, time management, and independence. As a Bridge Leader, I am eager to impact those that are visiting Washington State University for the first time to feel encouraged that it is possible for them to achieve their goals, and I am excited to be a resource for helping them reach those goals.

Email address: ximena.herrera@wsu.edu
Ximena’s Office Hours: Mon., 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Tues., 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Leonardo Rojas Ximena Herrera, bridge leader for LSAMP starting in fall 2022.

My name is Leonardo Rojas and I am a mechanical engineering major. I am from Oaxaca, Mexico and graduated from Cashmere High School in 2019. I am the first person in my family to go to college and started as a bioengineering major before switching to mechanical engineering because I discovered a love for working with technology and innovation in space and ground vehicles. I am also involved in Cougs in Space club and am looking forward to meeting new friends. I love have conversations in Spanish and am very passionate about soccer.

Email address: leonardo.rojas@wsu.edu
Leonardo’s Office Hours: Tues., 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; Thurs., 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Maurico Tellez Maurico Tellez, bridge leader for LSAMP starting in fall 2022.

Hi, my name is Maurico Tellez and I am a biochemistry/biophysics major. I am a first-generation college student who has transferred from junior/community to study at WSU Pullman while completing pre-requisites for medical school. Recently, I have taken on a minor in health and society, in hopes of learning more about the influences of social structure on disparities in medicine. I hope this can better prepare me for medical school as well as give me a general understanding of national issues. If I have the opportunity to become a doctor in the future, I hope I can bridge the gap between quality medical care for Hispanic populations in Washington state, and cultural insecurities in modern medicine. Ultimately, I plan to apply to medical schools with an emphasis on social justice, hoping to receive a Masters of Public Health along with an MD.

Email address: mauricio.tellez@wsu.edu
Maurico’s Office Hours: Mon., 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.; Wed., 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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Richard is a computer engineering major.

Email address: richard.castro@wsu.edu
Office Hours: Tues., 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.; Thurs., 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.