Centro Latinx is an affinity space dedicated to Emory’s Latinx/Hispanic community. Centro Latinx fosters a community of united, critical thinking, and socially conscious Latinx leaders at Emory University. The diverse cultural heritage, history, and traditions of Latinx/Hispanic peoples will be celebrated, explored, and affirmed by the entire Emory community in this welcoming space. In partnership with individuals and organizations, Centro Latinx will provide inclusion for the Emory community and support the intellectual, personal, leadership and social development of the Latinx community at Emory. 


Connect with Us


(RACE listserv)

The Centro Latinx Advisory Board (CLAB) meets monthly to consult on the use of the space and programming of Centro Latinx as well as discuss issues of interest to Emory’s Latinx community.  CLAB is a 12-member board consisting of two each of the following: undergraduate and graduate members, alumni, faculty, and staff members, as well as an undergraduate and graduate Co-Chair.  CLAB is advised by Victoria Alarcon in the Office for RACE.

Current Members

Victoria Aguilar

Victoria Aguilar
Undergraduate Member
Emory College, Class of 2023

Leslie Salas Hernandes

Leslie Salas- Hernández
Alum Member
Rollins School of Public Health, 2017, MPH
Doctoral Candidate, Emory University

Elaine Penagos

Elaine Penagos
Graduate Member
4th year at Laney in Graduate Division of Religion

Danny Ballon

Danny Ballon
Graduate Member
1st year at Laney PhD in Religion

Luisa Rivera

Luisa Rivera
Graduate Member
5th year at Laney in Biological Anthropology

Lina Vargas

Lina Vargas
Staff Member
Senior Director of Campus Life Finance 

Sussy Vasquez-Perez

Sussy Vasquez-Perez
Staff Member
Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations in Emory Housing

Rocío Zambrana

Rocío Zambrana
Faculty Member
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Sergio Delgado-Moya

Sergio Delgado-Moya
Faculty Member
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Submit Space Reservation Request


Centro Latinx is located on the 1st floor of the Alumni Memorial Center (AMUC) and may be reserved any day, 7:30am -10:00pm.

Reservations must meet the following guidelines and be aligned with the mission of Centro Latinx. 

Events held in Centro Latinx must: 

  1. Incorporate the Latinx/Hispanic community 
  2. Align with the mission of the cultural space 
  3. Promote at least one of the following: 
    • Education (e.g., workshops, seminars, lectures, talks, etc.) 
    • Community Building (e.g., networking, mixers, community outreach, recruitment for identity-based Latinx groups on and off campus, etc.)  
    • Awareness (e.g., film screenings, documentaries, lectures, talks, discussion groups, etc.) 


Reservation requests must be submitted at least one week prior to the event. Please allow up to 3 business days for approvals, denials, or requests for more information. 

Please Note: We reserve the right to alter, amend, and/or cancel reservations at any time based on the nature of events and/or needs of the space. Organizations approved for reservations are responsible for ensuring the space is maintained and respected during their event. This means all surfaces must be cleaned/cleared and all trash and recycling placed in appropriate receptacles.  Failure to do so may result in the denial of future requests.  

Centro Latinx Interns

The Centro Latinx Interns make Centro not just a space, but a campus-wide community.  They are liaisons to new visitors to Centro, they host weekly programming like La Sala in Centro, and they connect Emory’s Latinx student orgs to Centro. 


Sebastian Gutierrez

Sebastian Gutierrez
Second Year
Major: Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology
Home: Sayreville, New Jersey
Country of Origin: Peru

Gisell Rondon

Gisell Rondon
Third Year
Major: African American Studies 
Minor: Religion
Home: Washington Heights, New York
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic


Paula Figueroa

Paula Figueroa
First Year
Major: Psychology
Home: Athens, Georgia
Country of Origin: El Salvador

Anna Frida

Second Year
Major: History
Home: Los Angeles, CA
Country of Origin: Mexico

Below you will find some of the student organizations, conferences, and groups that frequent Centro Latinx. Check them out!

Latinx Student Organization

Lambda Sigma Upsilon

  • Instagram: @emory.upsilons
  • The Hub

Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.  

Recognizing, Empowering, & Affirming Latinas Conference

  • Instagram: @realconference

Latinx Graduate Student Association

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science

Candler Latin American Community

Association of Latino Professionals For America

Casa Emory

  • Instagram: @casaemory

Black and Latinx in STEM (BLIS)

  • Instagram: @emoryblis

Rollins Latinx Alianza

  • Instagram: @rollinslal
  • The Hub: N/A

Goizueta Latin Business Association

Latin American Law Students Association

Puerto Rican Student Association

Association of Caribbean Educators and Students


  • Instagram: @alasdeunmismopajaro  

Centro Latinx