Our Team


José Higuera-López, PhD

Director, CUNY Mexican Studies Institute Adj. Asst. Professor, Early Childhood & Childhood Education, Early Childhood & Childhood Education

mexican.studies@lehman.cuny.edu Speech/Theatre Building, Room 112 718-960-6948


Efren Ordonez Garza

Assistant Director, Outreach and Partnership

efrn.ordezgarza@lehman.cuny.edu Speech/Theatre Building, Room 117 718-960-5647

Dejanira Alvarez Cardenas

Assistant Director, Academic and Student Services

Stephany Andrea Cadena

Assistant Director, Operations and Finance

stephany.cadenacornejo@lehman.cuny.edu Speech/Theatre Building, Room 116 718-960-5646

Gloria Espidola

Educational Opportunities Initiative

gloria.espindolatitla1@lehman.cuny.edu Speech/Theatre Building, Room 117 718-960-4080

Lucinda Garza Zamarripa

Archives and Library Manager

Isela Herrera

Educational Opportunities Initiative Coordinator

isela.herrerafavela1@lehman.cuny.edu Speech/Theatre Building, Room 117 718-960-5641

Fernando Maldonado

Data Coordinator

Yamilet Leylani Martinez

Operations and Administrative Assistant

Claudia Montes

Communications Coordinator

claudia.montes@lehman.cuny.edu Speech/Theatre Building, Room 117 718-960-7483

Areli Prado

Educational Opportunities Initiative

areli.prado@lehman.cuny.edu Speech/Theatre Building, Room 117 718-960-4080

Mauro Trejo

Scholarship Fund Coordinator