Over the past 15 years, a group of LatinX students and professionals affiliated with NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and the Region I Latinx/a/o Knowledge Committee have organized the New England LatinX Student Leadership Conference for college students. Thanks to the work and effort of founder Dr. Salvador B. Mena the first conference took place in 2003 at Brown University in Rhode Island. Since then the conference has been hosted by a number of regional colleges and universities, including Eastern Connecticut State University, College of the Holy Cross, Boston University, Northeastern University, Dartmouth College, University of Vermont, University of Maine, University of Rhode Island, Central Connecticut State University, Hampshire College, Bridgewater University and Fairfield University.

The purpose of the New England LatinX Student Leadership Conference is to foster networking connections among LatinX college students within the New England region, while strengthening leadership skills and preparing students for post-graduation. By attending this conference, participants can expect to share new ideas, develop leadership skills, and network with LatinX leaders.


Key Focus Areas:
1. Community
2. Self Empowerment
3. Diversity

Learning Objectives:

  • Increasing advocacy and action within participant’s own local communities
  • Acknowledge the intersectionality between various identities and their impact on society
  • Recognize cultural wealth as a source of strength for individuals to gain a deeper understanding of oneself and the world around them
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Conference Details

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Planning Team

Valeria Popolizio
Class of 2020, Political Science & Human Rights and a minor in Latino Studies
Mar Pelaez
Class of 2021, Political Science and Human Rights minor
Jovanni Vicenty
Class of 2020, Psychology Major and Philosophy Minor
Anthony Tellez
Kerwin Mercado
Class of 2020, Computer Science
Joe Vazquez
Class of 2020, Urban Community Studies & Human Rights

Thank you to the following sponsors for their contributions and support to the 2020 New England Latinx Student Conference: Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, NASPA, University of Connecticut, El Instituto, Office of Diversity and Inclusion