The mission of the American University Latino Alumni Alliance (LAA) is to increase engagement, foster connections, and build a worldwide network of over 5,500 American University Latino and Hispanic-heritage alumni community and beyond. The LAA allows possibilities for alumni to further their participation through volunteer opportunities, student mentorship, and promotion of understanding and awareness of the AU Latino community.

The vision of the Latino Alumni Alliance (“LAA”) is to build a life-long and global network of American University Latino alumni that philanthropically commits to AU, and serves as a support system and influential voice for the University-wide Latino community. 


LAA April 2016 Newsletter
LAA December 2015 Newsletter
LAA June 2015 Newsletter
LAA December 2014 Newsletter
LAA September 2014 Newsletter
LAA April 2014 Newsletter
LAA December 2013 Newsletter

Reunion Photos

2015 MCAR Highlights 

2015 Multicultural Alumni Reunion Welcome Reception 
2015 The State of Multicultural Students at American University 
2015 CELEBRATE! Multicultural Student-Alumni Reception
2015 A Musical Evening in Brazil
2015 Fraternity and Sorority Festival

Book Award

Congratulations to the 2016 LAA Book Award winner - Nicole DiOrio, SPA/BA '18 - and consider a charitable gift towards the 2016 LAA Book Award.


Janethe Peña, SIS/BA '02

Vice Chair

Immediate Past Chair
Evelyn Kelly, CAS/BS '01

Signature Programs Co-Chair
Kathy LaTorre, SPA/BA '11

Social Media and Marketing Co-Chair
Nathalia Montoya Casanova, SIS/BA '14

Future Alumni Outreach Co-Chair

Christopher Quintyne, SPA/BA '07

DC Programming and Events Co-Chair
Sara Nieves-Grafals, CAS/BS '75, CAS/MA '79, CAS/PhD '80

Membership Co-Chair
  Luis Corrales, Kogod/BSBA '09

Awards and Scholarships Co-Chair
Melissa Gudiel, SIS/BA '11

Student Representative
Victoria DeSimone, SIS/MA '16 candidate

Leadership Legacy

Celebrating the past Chairs of the AU Latino Alumni Alliance
Evelyn Kelly, CAS/BS '01 (2014 - 2015)
Ana M. Polanco, Esq., SPA/BA '98 (2012 - 2014)

Stay Connected through Social Media

Join the Latino Alumni Alliance on Facebook and LinkedIn to connect to other alumni and stay updated on events and meetings.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 Multicultural Student-Alumni Career Connections
Join us for a panel discussion and networking event where alumni will help address important themes about the issues and conversation around race and culture at work, the challenges and successes of being your “authentic self,” and behaviors necessary for successful career growth.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2017 Being LGBTQ in the Workplace
Join the AU Alumni Association, the Career Center, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Lambda Law Society for a panel discussion on being LGBTQ in the workplace. Explore how identities are expressed, received, and restrained in the pursuit of living and working as your authentic self.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

2017 Latino Alumni Alliance Brunch
Join American University's Latino Alumni Alliance for the fifth annual Spring brunch at the Washington College of Law. Enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with friends, network with new alumni, and find out how you can become involved.

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