Mentor Power for Success

Meet the Mentor Team

Marisa Herrera

Marisa Herrera

Marisa is the Director of the Ethnic Cultural Center. Marisa is originally from Arizona and most recently worked at Stanford University as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission. She has experience working in cultural centers, residential life and has recently traveled the world as an Assistant Dean of Students on Semester at Sea. Her undergrad and masters degree is in business and her Doctoral work focused on leadership and the globalization of higher education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, traveling, crafting and playing competitive sports. Her favorite number is 3, her favorite color is Husky purple and her favorite restaurant on the “ave” is Shalimar. Come stop by her office and say hello, she has a beautiful view of the water from her office!

Dennis Coy Denman

Dennis Denman joined the Ethnic Cultural Center staff as the Advisor/Coordinator for Leadership Programs in spring 2013. He’s originally from South Central Los Angeles where he considers the Crenshaw District his home. He upon graduating from Crenshaw High School, Dennis was the first in his family to go to college, attending UCLA where he majored in Sociology. While at UCLA he was highly involved and dedicated to many clubs/organizations including: Black Student Union, Student Government, Residence Life, Student Outreach and the former foster youth college program, Bruin Guardian Scholars.  Dennis considers his self an advocate and a voice for the voiceless. He’s passionate about helping students navigate the university and empowering students to take ownership over their college experience. He’s an enthusiastic mentor, with a positive outlook on life and role model to many youth and young adults.

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