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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
UW CAMP PI
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.
UW CAMP Director
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!
UW CAMP Assistant Director
Catti comes from a migrant farm working background and has six brothers and sisters. She graduated high school from Prosser High School in 2009 and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in June 2013 from the University of Washington Bothell (UWB). She is currently pursuing a M.Ed. from UWB and is expected to graduate Summer of 2015. Catti enjoys spending time with her husband and son, she loves exploring the city with them and trying new food. Random fact about Catti is she loves watching football but is not a Seahawks fan. She cheers for the Dallas Cowboys, so please don’t egg her office. Catti is extremely excited to be working with CAMP & OMAD to give back to a community that she comes from and be a support for students during their academic years.
Catalina A. Villanueva
UW CAMP Adviser