Meet the Staff
Dr. Edelmira I. Segovia
Director of Centro Hispano; Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Segovia facilitates the Centro Hispano team of one program coordinator, one mentoring program advisor, and four student assistants. Centro Hispano includes Hispanic cultural literacy, heritage and demographic workshops, community outreach, Hispanic faculty and staff network, opportunities for bilingual students, culturally focused pre-college advising, professional networking, and student resources including study area, cultural library, and student organizations. She also co-chairs the Latino Alliance for Southeastern North Carolina.
Ed.D. Educational leadership and Administration. University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2012.
M.A. Romance Languages and Literature, Spanish. Appalachian State University, 2003.
B.A. Spanish, Teacher Licensure. University of North Carolina Wilmington, 1998.
Ana L. Eusse
Program Coordinator of Centro Hispano: Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Ana works with Dr. Segovia to provide assistance in research, planning, development and implementation of student programming in response to student and university needs. Along with the campus community, Ana coordinates with the local and regional community in programming academic, cultural, and social events linked to the mission of Centro Hispano. Her daily tasks include the managing, promoting and leading activities, as well as referring students to additional supports in the areas of admissions, financial aid, registration, residence life, student center, outdoor facilities and other administrative units dedicated to student services. Ana is a volunteer for Guardian ad Litem, and participates in Smart Start's "Walk and Talk" program throughout the academic year.
B.S. Sociology, Concentration in Law & Society. East Carolina University, 2010.
MI CASA Program Advisor of Centro Hispano; Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Chris Montero, born in Venezuela, moved to Miami at age 16 to join his Cuban-American family. A graduate of Miami Southridge Senior High School, he travelled to Argentina, where he completed a certificate in radio and journalism, prior to his move to NC. An avid traveler, he began to shoot video in the islands of the Caribbean, also participating in numerous conferences dedicated to the sustainable tourism in St. Kitts, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.
B.A. Communications Studies. University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2012.
Work Assisstant Student
Erika Chiriboga joined the Centro Hispano family as a UNCW Work Study Student since 2010. Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Ms. Chiriboga has always remained close to her Ecuadorian roots by being in High School clubs such as "Spanish Honor Society" and "International Club". After graduating high school in Charlotte, NC, Ericka began her first semester at East Carolina University, but soon transferred to UNCW where she began to pursue her major in Psychology. Invested in her studies, Ericka joined the Tau Sigma National Honor Society for having outstanding grades. Her other extracurricular activities include the sorority Phi Mu where she is Secretary of her pledge class as well as Sisterhood Chair. To continue strengthening her leadership skills, Erika received the Fraternities and Sororities Leadership Certificate through the CLES office. Erika's goal is to become a Marriage and Family Therapist and she hopes to fulfill this by pushing her education to the next level and attending Graduate school next fall to receive her Masters degree.
Work Study Student
Work Study Student
Violeta was born in Michoacan, Mexico until 2002 when she moved to NC at the age of 9. Throughout middle school and high school she participated in several extra curriculum including Beta Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Dance Club, Cultural Awareness Club. She also played in her school girls’ varsity soccer team where they won the states championship. Violeta was also highly involved in her local church where she taught Sunday school for three years. Being the first one in her family to attend a four year college, education is her priority. As a freshman, Violeta is seeking a degree in Criminal Justice with the hopes of working for the government in the future.