Welcome to Latinx Student Services at the University of Colorado at Denver! Latinx Student Services exists to ensure that all Latinx-identifying students at CU Denver feel accepted, feel valued and feel fulfilled during their academic careers and beyond. We do this through student and community collaboration and by providing university-wide support, leadership, and accountability to develop spaces that bring all people into inclusivity.
The mission of Latinx Student Services is to provide an inclusive environment to support the intersectional experiences, diverse cultures, and educational goals of Latinx students a CU Denver. We seek to accomplish this by:
Coordinator for Undocumented Student Services and Interim Program Director, Latinx Student Services
Estéfani Peña Figueroa was born in Guatemala and came to the United States when she was 7 years old. She has been part of the Auraria Campus for 11+ years as an alumna of the Community College of Denver and the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Estéfani is the first-ever Undocumented Student Resource Coordinator at CU Denver. As an Undocumented Latina with the privileges of DACA and first-generation college graduate, she is very passionate about advocating, supporting, and elevating her immigrant community. She is committed to centralizing immigrant students' voices and lived experiences and aims to spread awareness of the resources, services, and programming available for immigrant background students. When Estéfani is not looking for innovative ways to support students or her community, you can find her swimming, dancing, singing, exploring the outdoors, cooking, and taking care of her cats, parakeets, and plantitas.