Mayra Espinoza has been a member of the Hermandad since the Spring of 2002 when she co-founded the Omega Chapter at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. As the National Board President, she serves as the organization’s lead ambassador for the Hermandad’s key constituents- members, community stakeholders, and college/university administrations. She has been actively engaged in the development of the Hermandad within the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, assisting in expansion and revival efforts, serving as a Chapter Advisor, and as Regional Director. Additionally, Ms. Espinoza supports her local community as a committed and longstanding volunteer for the Northern Virginia Urban League Resource Mother’s Program; a program that supports the personal, academic, and parental development of pregnant teens and young mothers within Northern Virginia.
Ms. Espinoza currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities at The George Washington University. Previously, she served as a Coordinator of Student Involvement Initiatives and an Advisor to over 40 student organizations in the Center for Student Engagement at The George Washington University. Ms. Espinoza has also worked to support the educational advancement and development of marginalized and underrepresented youth through her role as a Counselor for the Upward Bound TRIO Program and as a Family Services Specialist for the Alexandria Head Start Program.
Ms. Espinoza earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Service Counseling from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia and her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University. Ms. Espinoza was the 2005 recipient of the Donald K. Marchand Outstanding Alumni Advisor Award from Old Dominion University and a 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Faculty/Staff Award recipient from The George Washington University. Ms. Espinoza currently resides in Alexandria, VA, the organization’s Region IV (Mid-Atlantic Region).
Ms. Pérez has been a member of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. since Spring 2002. As the Vice President of the National Board, she acts as the Internal Affairs officer, which includes supporting the Sorority President with the implementation of strategic business decisions, and working closely with and supervising the Regional Directors to address development and training needs. She has also been active with various Graduate Chapters, through which she supports the personal and professional development of the region’s undergraduate members. In addition to her work with SLU, Ms. Pérez also volunteers as: a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Helena M. English Fund; a Mentor with Minds Matter Cleveland; and a member of the Independent Sector’s 2012 NGen Advisory Group.
Ms. Pérez is currently the Chief of Staff and Manager for Governmental and International Affairs of the Cleveland Foundation. Prior to working with the foundation, she was a National Urban Fellow in New York City and Cleveland, Ohio, and was an Atlas Service Corps Fellow in Bogotá, Colombia. Additionally, she has worked in international and national community development for organizations including: Give to Colombia, an international non-profit that seeks to transform philanthropy in Colombia by building the capacity of the country’s NGO sector and improving the lives of disabled, displaced, and demobilized populations; and Living Cities, Inc, a national community development nonprofit focused on the use of public-private partnerships to bring opportunities and mainstream markets to inner-city American neighborhoods.
Ms. Pérez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Colombia University and a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York. Ms. Pérez lives in Cleveland, Ohio, the organization’s Region V (Mid-West Region).
Director of Administration
Nadine graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She is currently employed at Macklowe Management where she works as a Human Resources Administrator. She intends to obtain her R.N in Infectious Disease and one day help her community by being a research case manager.
Director of Membership Intake
Coordinator of Membership Intake
Ms. Peña has been a proud and dedicated member of the Hermandad since the Fall of 2005. Ms. Peña has served both the Hermandad and the greater Greek community of Rochester, New York as an undergraduate member of her campus. Within her undergraduate chapter, Ms. Peña held positions such as chapter President and Dean of Pledges as well as President of the Multicultural Greek Council. Upon graduating and returning to New York City, Ms. Peña has expanded her involvement through her membership to the Hermandad’s National Performance Team and her role as Coordinator of Membership Intake. Ms. Peña graduated from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in May 2008.
Ms. Peña has worked at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine for the past two years. Currently, Ms. Peña is the administrative assistant at the Irving J, Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine located in Spanish Harlem. Through her extensive involvement with patients, doctors, and the policies involved in occupational medicine she has developed an interest in Public Health. Ms. Peña hopes to further her expertise in the field by obtaining her graduate degree and becoming a women's health educator.
Ms. Peña is excited to begin this new chapter as a member of the National Leadership Team. As Coordinator of Membership Intake, Ms. Peña hopes to nurture and foster everlasting memories for incoming new members and strengthen the Hermandad’s sisterhood development. Ms. Peña will work closely with the Director of Membership Intake to ensure that our membership education program continues to be successful and meets university, state, and sorority policies and procedures.
Director of Finance
Director of Public Relations
Ms. Delgado has been a member of the Hermandad since the Spring of 2005. As the Director of Public Relations, she acts as the liaison between the sorority and the public. Ms. Delgado has been active with the Theta Alpha Chapter which is comprised of graduate and professional members who reside within the New York City area. Additionally, she has given back to the Hermandad through her involvement and membership on the championship winning National Performance Team from 2006 – 2008.
Ms. Delgado is currently the Assistant Director of Student Activities at Baruch College, City University of New York where she assists in leadership education and student event planning. Prior to her position at Baruch College, she served as the Assistant to the Vice President for Student Services at the College of New Rochelle.
As a member of the National Leadership Team, Ms. Delgado brings an innovative approach in bringing forth new endeavors that will assist in marketing the sorority. With a higher education background, her knowledge in working with undergraduates and a “meeting students where they are mentality” she is looking forward to putting a face to the Hermandad. Ms. Delgado holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Pubic Relations from Long Island University Post and a Masters in Higher Education from New York University. Ms. Delgado lives in Brooklyn, New York the organizations Region II (NYC – Metro Region)
Director of Programming
Director of Expansion
Director of Philanthropy
Director of Academic Excellence
Ms. Robinson was initiated into Sigma Lambda Upsilon in the Fall of 2004. As the Director of Academic Excellence, she certifies the academic status of every member of the organization, provides academic support to undergraduate members, and directs the Hermandad towards academic advancement resources and opportunities. This is her first role serving as a member of the National Leadership Team. Previously, Ms. Robinson has served as the Dean of Academics for our Montclair University founding line (Alpha Lambda chapter), Vice President of Theta Eta Graduate/Professional Chpater, and held several positions as an undergraduate member. In addition to her involvement with the sorority, she is a dedicated mentor for the Verizon’s College Internship Program.
Ms. Robinson is currently a Sr. Engineer at Verizon Communications working on the FiOS TV product. She is responsible for managing the launch and maintenance of broadcast stations across the FiOS footprint. She is also tasked with ensuring federal compliance and the on-time production of deliverables across multiple teams. Ms. Robinson graduated from Drexel University in 2007 with a B.S. in Information Systems and dual minor in computer science and business management.
In her role as Director of Academic Excellence, Ms. Robinson is looking to use the personal and professional tools she has acquired to expand the Hermana academic mentoring program. Her focus is to not only provide resources for those in academic distress, but to also provide a means for members of the Hermandad to exceed beyond average academic standards. Upon the completion of her term, Ms. Robinson would to like to see the organization in a place where all Hermanas exceed the minimum grade point average requirement.
Director of Graduate Affairs
Ms. Colón has been a member of Hermandad since the Spring of 2006. As the Director of Graduate Affairs, Ms. Colón supports alumni Hermanas and the organization’s Graduate and Professional Chapters (GPC). Working closely with the Executive Board and GPCs, Ms. Colón ensures that the needs of our growing alumni population are met. As an undergraduate she served as Lambda Chapter’s Vice President and Dean of Pledges. After graduation she became, and continues to be closely involved with Theta Iota GPC in Miami, Florida. Outside of her involvement with the organization, she is currently the President of the Broward and Miami-Dade Alumni Club of Rutgers University Alumni Association. She enjoys organizes the club’s social, organizational, and philanthropic events.
Ms. Colón currently works for Florida State University’s Young Parents Project, a grant funded program that services parenting teens within the delinquent and dependency side of the Miami, FL’s Juvenile Justice Center. As their Infant Mental Health Specialist she provides in-home dyadic therapy to both the teen mom and her baby. Ms. Colón graduated from Rutgers University in May of 2008. In 2010 she earned her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Miami’s School of Education. While attending graduate school she worked as a Youth Advisor in one of Miami’s inner city high schools for ASPIRA of Florida, Inc.
Support for our GPC’s, engagement of Hermanas, and assisting with the professional development of our alumni serve to be the Director of Graduate Affair’s main goals. Ms. Colón looks forward to assisting in the continued development of relationships between alumni and undergraduate Hermanas. She is most excited about directly working with passionate, goal oriented, and driven Hermanas whose desire is to advance the development of Latina’s in various domains, within and outside of our Hermandad.
Director of Technology