National Leadership Team


Gloria M. Calderon, M.S. - President 
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About Gloria
Gloria M. Calderon is our new National President and joined Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc., becoming a member in the Fall of 2006 through Psi chapter located in Rochester, NY.

Angie L Santiago - Vice-President 
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About Angie
Angie L. Santiago is the Vice President for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. Angie pledged at Psi Chapter (Rochester, NY) in the Spring of 2010.

Angie currently works at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as a Research Project Manager. At MSKCC, she oversees the breast oncology non-therapeutic and biospecimen clinical trial portfolios. She also oversees a handful of phase III therapeutic studies. Angie graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.S. in Neuroscience in 2011; holds a masters in public health from Nova Southeastern University and is pursuing a second master's in clinical research administration and management from Drexel University.

Cintya Ramos - Director of Finance - Director of Finance 
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About Cintya
Cintya "Confianza" Ramos is the Director of Finance for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. Cintya pledged at the Gamma Chapter (University of Pennsylvania) in the Fall of 2004.

Cintya currently works at the City of Hollywood, FL as the Finance Director. She has a extensive background in financial analysis, strategic financial planning, and policy analysis. Cintya graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School with a degree in Operations and Information Management. She also has a Master in Business Administration from Villanova University with specializations in strategic management and international business.


Director of Administration - Director of Administration 
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About Director of
Saludos Hermanas! I pledged in Spring 2014 at Alpha Eta- Indiana University. I received my bachelor of science in Public Affairs from Indiana University in 2017. Currently, I live in the Ocean State and am a second year law student at Roger Williams University.

Erica N. Harris - Director of Technology - Director of Technology 
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About Erica N. Harris
Erica N. Harris is Sigma Lambda Upsilon’s National Director of Technology for 2018-2019. Erica pledged the Alpha Epsilon Chapter at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in the Spring of 2007.

Since her initiation over a decade ago, Erica has been actively involved within the organization, serving from Creative Director to BlackListed: The National Performance Team of Sigma Lambda Upsilon, to Co-Director of Community Service for the Theta Alpha Graduate Professional Chapter in the New York City Metropolitan area, and Director of Administration to the NYC LADYS Program.

Professionally, she works within the Human Resources/Administration field for a New York State Agency, and freelances for publications and online sites in her spare time as a writer and/or editor.

Maya Simpkins - Director of Academics 
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About Maya
Maya Simpkins is the Director of Academic Excellence for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. Maya joined the Hermandad in the Spring of 2013 through the Alpha Zeta Chapter in Richmond, VA.

Maya graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and African American Studies, Post-baccalaureate certificate in Nonprofit Management, and Master in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University . She currently works as a Program Assistant for Healing Justice, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C.

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Katherine Milanes - Regional Director - Upstate 
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About Katherine
Katherine "Emergente" Milanes became an Hermana during Spring 2014, when she crossed the Golden Gates at our Epsilon Chapter. Katherine served as President and Treasurer during her time as an undergraduate. She now holds a new role within the Hermandad as Regional Director for the Upstate Region/Region 1 of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. Her hope for the region is to build everlasting bonds and foster communication among the Hermanas of the Region and expand this to the entire Hermandad.

Currently, Katherine works in a law firm as a Legal Administrative Assistant. She plans on attending law school and furthering her legal career.



Margarita Rivas - Regional Director - NYC/Metro 
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About Margarita
Region 4 Director - Regional Director - Mid-Atlantic 
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About Region 4
Stephany Guachamin-Coyago is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Region IV for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. Region IV consists of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Georgia. She joined the organization in the Spring of 2010 at the Alpha Zeta Chapter, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Currently, Ms. Guachamin serves as an Executive Programs Associate at the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. She received a Bachelor of Art in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an AmeriCorps Alumni and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Peru.

Adriana Guevara - Regional Director - Midwest 
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About Adriana
Adriana Guevara is the Midwest Regional Director of Region V for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. She joined the organization in the Spring of 2015 at the Alpha Eta Chapter, Indiana University.

Currently, Ms. Guevara serves as the Campus Administrator for The Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship in Gary, IN. She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs - Non - Profit Management from Indiana University. She is an passionate about serving the Hermandad and the local community.


Lisette E. (RD, Region VI) - Regional Director - Greater US 
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About Lisette
Lisette is the Regional Director for the Greater U.S area of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. She reigns from the Alpha Omicron chapter. Along with three fellow Alarmingly Outstanding women, she founded the chapter at the University of Connecticut in the Spring of 2011. She currently works as a Guest Relations Trainer, Help Desk, and Admin Desk at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Lisette graduated from UCONN with a B.A. in Human Development/Family Studies with a Minor in Latino Studies; she is currently a candidate for a masters in Human Resource Management through Southern New Hampshire University online.

Maria-Cristina Gavilan - Coordinator of Membership Intake  
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About Maria-Cristina
Leah Kedley - Director of Graduate Affairs 
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About Leah
Jacqueline Blas - Director of Membership Intake 
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About Jacqueline
Jacqueline "Continua" Blas currently serves at the Director of Membership Intake for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. Jacqueline pledged at the Iota Chapter (Cornell University) in Spring 2010. Prior to becoming the Director of Membership Intake, Jacqueline served as a chartering Hermana of the Theta Omicron, Graduate/Professional Chapter in Westchester County, NY, as well as the Chapter's President for 3 years.

Jacqueline graduated from Cornell University in May 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Human Development. In May 2015 Jacqueline received a second bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from SUNY Purchase. As of May 2018, Jacqueline has a Master in Biomedical Sciences at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ.



Denishea R. Ortiz - Director of Expansion 
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About Denishea
Denishea Ortiz is the Director of Expansion for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. Denishea pledged at Psi Chapter (Rochester, NY) in the Spring of 2002. Denishea currently is the Director of Strategic Marketing and Retail Management at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). At RIT, she oversees the marketing efforts for auxiliary services. Denishea is also a fitness instructor at the YMCA. Denishea graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelors of science in International Business; holds a masters in business administration from Bentley University.


Isabel Argoti - Director of Public Relations - Director of Public Relations 
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About Isabel
Isabel 'Alhambra' Argoti is the Director of Public Relations for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. Isabel pledged at the Alpha Rho Chapter in the Spring of 2013. Prior to becoming the Director of Public Relations, she served as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the LADYS Program CVILLE, served as a Chapter Advisor for the Alpha Rho Chapter, and various other positions as an undergraduate. She graduated in 2016 from the University of Virginia.

Isabel Argoti works as a Program Assistant for Collegiate Directions, Inc (CDI) in Bethesda, Maryland. CDI is a nonprofit committed to guiding low-income, first-generation students to and through college. She is originally from Ecuador and has a passion for design, educational access, and the outdoors. She currently lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Deborah Lopez - Director of Philanthropy 
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About Deborah
Deborah Lopez is the Director of Philanthropy for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority Inc.. Deborah pledged at Alpha Chapter at Binghmaton Universtiy (in Binghamton New York) in the Spring of 1989.

Deborah currently work at Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music in New York where she teaches Spanish and works directly with the school's National Honors Society and CC Service Squad (community service club). She has been working as a public school teacher for over 26 year.

Deborah earned her Masters of Art for Teaching of Spanish at Teachers college, Columbia University in New York and holds a New York Certificate in Education Administration.

Mayra J Meza  
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About Mayra
Director of Administration 2018-2021

Natasha Liriano - Regional Director - New England 
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About Natasha
My name is Natasha Liriano (Hermana Espada), I pledged Spring 2014 at the Resplendent Rho Chapter at Johnson & Wales University. I am the Deuce of my Line, I graduated with my undergraduate degree in International Business in 2015 and graduated with my Master's in Business Administration in 2016. I work as a recruiter at Aerotek.


Nikkia Johnson - Director of Programming 
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About Nikkia
Nikkia "Comandancia" Johnson is the Director of Programming for Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. Nikkia pledged at the Alpha Zeta Chapter in the Spring of 2011. Prior to becoming the Director of Programming, she served as National Vice President, a co-founding Hermana of the Theta Sigma Graduate/Professional Chapter in Southern VA, as well as various chapter position.

Nikkia Johnson works for Voices for Virginia's Children as Development Manager. At Voices, she is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the annual development plan, maintaining current donor database systems, managing development activity, and planning/managing fundraising events. Among her numerous hobbies and volunteer services are teaching dance, mentoring middle schools students, and traveling. Nikkia graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in sociology.


Jennifer H Arcilla  
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About Jennifer