New Advisor for PUERTA & CAASE

February 24, 2021
Griselda Madrigal Lara
I am pleased to announce that Griselda Madrigal Lara has been hired as the PUERTA & CAASE Advisor. 

Gris identifies as a 1.5 generation immigrant; she graduated from Santa Rosa Junior College (AA- Social and Behavioral Sciences), Sonoma State University (BA- Chicano and Latino Studies), University of Texas at Austin (MA- Mexican American and Latina/o Studies), and most recently received a yoga teaching certificate from SRJC. She is a writer, yoga instructor, and now a CAASE & PUERTA Advisor.

Gris is passionate about holistic wellness and creating opportunities for underserved communities to thrive. In her two years at Sonoma State, she co-founded the Undocu-Scholars Coalition, participated in the organization of the first conference for undocumented students at Sonoma State and the creation of the DREAM Center. During her time as a McNair Scholar and during her graduate studies, Gris's research focused on undocumented students in higher education and their well-being. She is a lifelong learner and continues her education through webinars, conferences, and reading. In her spare time, Gris likes to train for races, practice yoga & pilates, listen to podcasts, and care for her plants.
Please join me in congratulating Gris on her new position! 
Khou Yang-Vigil, M. S.
Interim Director of EOP and PUERTA
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Preparing Underrepresented Educators to Realize their Teaching Ambitions (PUERTA) 
Center for Academic Access & Student Enrichment (C.A.A.S.E.)