OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

CAMP Staff


Gabriel E. Gallardo was born in Purranque, Chile in 1965. His family came to the U.S. under refugee status in 1976, where they resettled in the Seattle area. Gabriel began his educational trajectory in the Seattle Public Schools at Kimball Elementary. Dr. Gallardo began his professional career in administration at the University of Washington in 1997, where he directed the Early Identification Program for Professional Studies. Since 1999 he has assumed increasing levels of responsibility within the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity by serving in various administrative capacities. In his current position, Dr. Gallardo provides leadership for the student services and academic support programs within the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity. Dr. Gallardo received a doctorate degree from the UW in 2000 in geography. He also received his Master’s and Bachelors from UW. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

Dr. Gabriel Gallardo | Principal Investigator

P: 206-221-2834 | E:

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Luz participated in the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) in 2003 at Central Washington University (CWU) where she received a BA Degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology and Spanish. She served as a CAMP Peer Mentor in 2004 and has continued to stay involved and work with CAMP ever since. Luz earned her M.Ed in Counseling from Heritage University in 2010 while working as the CAMP Retention Counselor at CWU. Luz joined the UW CAMP team in March of 2011 as the Academic Advisor and then become the Director in May of 2012. Luz was born in Michoacán Mexico, and immigrated to the United States with her entire family in 1987. Luz was raised in the beautiful Yakima Valley. Luz enjoys spending time with her daughter Celeste, husband Simon, family, and friends.

Luz Iniguez | Director

P: 206-221-0637 | E:

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Norma was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA but her parents came to the United States from Mexico over 40 years ago in search of a better life for their family. She earned a B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of California, Irvine and a Masters in Public Administration from CSU Dominguez Hills where her thesis focused on the educational attainment of Latino students at the California State University. She is also a UW alum, earning a Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Washington (Go Huskies!).  As a graduate student, she worked with the Office of the Associate Vice-Provost for Faculty Advancement and the Diversity Research Institute, as well as interned with the OMA&D Academic Counseling Services. Norma enjoys exploring new restaurants, reading, sunny (& warm) days, hanging out with friends, and traveling.  She joined the CAMP family in 2012 and is thrilled to continue helping CAMP students not only succeed in their first year, but go on to graduate!

Norma Ramirez | Assistant Director

P: 206-616-6454 | E:

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Andres Huante joined the CAMP in the Summer of 2015 as the new Recruiter and Academic Adviser and is currently the full-time academic adviser. He is from the small town of Lynden, WA where he has lived the majority of his life until attending the University of Washington (UW) as a Freshman in 2009. Andres earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in June 2014 and has most recently completed his M.Ed. from UW in June 2015. During his leisure time, Andres enjoys eating at new restaurants, attending Husky football games, and spending time with his friends and family. Andres is excited to be working with CAMP and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity to support students who come from a similar background as his own.

Andres Huante |  Academic Adviser

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Our newest addition to the CAMP team is Marycarmen Becerra-Nuñez serving as our new Recruiter and Adviser. She was born in San Jose, California then relocated to Washington state in 2005. Her family migrated to the United States from Nayarit, Mexico in search of new opportunities a year before she was born. She graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelors of Arts, double majoring in Sociology and Women & Gender Studies. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Education at the University of Washington Bothell.

Marycarmen has a passion for serving and advocating for underrepresented students and is thrilled to be working with CAMP and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, art related events, and reading.

Marycarmen Becerra-Nuñez | Recruiter and Academic Adviser

P: 206-221-0527 | E:

2016-2017 CAMP MENTORS

joanna-avilaJoanna Avila, Peer Mentor

Joanna is a sophomore at the University of Washington studying Business Administration with a focus in Accounting and Marketing. She was born and raised in Wenatchee Washington. She enjoys playing the violin, being involved on campus, and meeting new people. What makes her most excited about serving as a CAMP Peer Mentor is helping others stay motivated to pursue a higher education.

adrian-camachoAdrian Camacho, Peer Mentor

Adrian was raised in Zillah, WA as the oldest of three brothers.  He is a Mechanical Engineering major with interest in a minor in Mathematics. His favorite subject in school will always be math, but he also enjoys working with robots and machines. He enjoys playing basketball at the IMA with his friends and spends hours playing video games at home. As a former member of CAMP Cohort 5, he is excited to share what he knows about the University of Washington with the newest class of CAMP students as well as learn from them what it takes to be a successful mentor.

vanessa-lariosVanessa Larios, Peer Mentor

Vanessa Larios was born in Yakima, WA where she was raised for most of her life. Vanessa is in her second year here at the University of Washington pursuing her Bachelor degree in Communications with a minor in Philosophy. Vanessa will also be interning with CAMP on top of being a CAMP Mentor. On her free time, she enjoys exploring the city and spending time with her family and friends, especially if it involves spontaneous adventuring. Vanessa has found CAMP to be an essential resource since she started attending the University of Washington in 2015                                                       and is excited to have the opportunity to be a part of that resource                                                   for the incoming cohort.


Clarita Reyes, Peer Mentor

As a first generation college student from Toppenish, WA, Clarita is pursuing a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Education, Learning, and Society. Advising and mentoring is a passion of hers as she is a past Dream Project mentor and an upcoming Dream Project Lecture lead. As a previous CAMP student, she is looking forward to mentoring the incoming freshman because she hopes to become a resource in helping the students transition into UW. Clarita enjoys exploring Seattle in                                                           search of new Cafe’s and restaurants, working out, and spending                                                       time relaxing with friends.

tovar-guadalupe-1Guadalupe “Lupita” Tovar, Senior Peer Mentor,

Lupita was born in Toppenish, WA and raised in Kennewick, WA. She is a senior studying Astronomy and Physics at the University of Washington. Lupita is a McNair scholar who is conducting research with the Astrobiology department and is currently exploring graduate schools.She is also a student ambassador for the Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment team. Lupita worked as a CAMP peer mentor her sophomore year and is excited to be back on the team to continue helping students navigate through their                                                      first year of college. In her spare time she enjoys exploring Seattle                                                    on a sunny day and spending time with her friends and family.


Stephanie Badillo-Sanchez, Peer Mentor

Stephanie Badillo-Sanchez was born and raised in Yakima, WA. She is an upcoming junior majoring in public health and is also pre-med. She hopes to one day become a family physician and help those communities in need. Stephanie is very excited to be a mentor for CAMP because this program has helped her in so many ways and connected her with many resources. She looks forward to helping the students and seeing them succeed.