OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

CAMP Staff


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 | UW CAMP 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 | UW CAMP 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 | UW CAMP Assistant Director

P: 206-616-6454 | E:

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Andres Huante is the newest addition to the CAMP team and has taken on the role as the new Recruiter and 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 | UW CAMP Recruiter and Academic Adviser

P: 206-543-8520 | E:

2015-2016 CAMP MENTORS

Nayeli Fernandez Bio

Nayeli Fernandez

I’m from the Yakima Valley. My intended major is Accounting and my goal is to work for one of the big four Accounting firms, get my CPA and go into Assurance. I’m excited to be a CAMP Mentor because I have experienced the positive impacts that my mentors have done in my life and I thrive to be able to do the same in other students life. I also look forward to seeing my mentees grow just like I did throughout my freshman year.


Vivi Castillo Bio

Viviana Castillo

I moved to Seattle from Walla Walla, WA to pursue a degree in Oceanography at the University of Washington.  I am also minoring in Comparative History of Ideas and Marine Biology. I am currently a third year student and in search for my dream job by finding where my passions are as I continue my time at the University of Washington. I am very excited to be a 2015-2016 CAMP mentor because CAMP was a great experience and resource for me; I want to be a part of helping students have same great experience I had in CAMP and overall at the University of


Kenia Diaz

I am from Pasco,Washington and am interested in double majoring in Biology Physiology/English. I hope to be a surgeon in the future. While this position is intended for the mentees to learn from me, I am very much excited to learn from them.


Gabino Mentor

Gabino Abarca

My name is Gabino Abarca and am a first year Public Health student pursuing a BA. I come from a small community in Eastern Washington called Mattawa, WA. I am a Millennium Gates Scholar, a Costco Scholar, as well as a McNair Scholar. I intend to conduct research with immigrant farm workers in Eastern Washington. The reason I became a CAMP peer mentor is because my mentor last year was a great source of information as well as someone who helped me a lot during my first year. And for that I wanted to be able to do the same for incoming freshmen.