2015 Executive Board

Co-Moderator: Topiltzin Gomez

Topiltzin Gomez (AKA Tp) is a sophomore in Calhoun College. He is looking to major in either political science or economics with a focus on economic development and sanctuary cities. Topiltzin was born in Oaxaca, Mexico and came to Waukegan, Illinois along with his family at the age of five. Over the summer, he interned with his hometown’s economic development coalition and created and administrated a CS summer enrichment program for his local high school. As a member of MEChA’s E-Board, he hopes that MEChA can be a rewarding, formative experience for all members. He can be reached at topiltzin.gomezjuarez@yale.edu with any questions, metaphysical or otherwise.

Co-Moderator: Viviana Arroyo

10710579_710890005646854_3401935243215863623_nViviana Arroyo is a sophomore in Morse College double majoring in History and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. She was born in Southern California, lived in Michoacán, Mexico briefly, and has been living in Phoenix, Arizona ever since. Viviana is particularly interested in making higher education attainable for members of the Hispanic community and other underprivileged communities. Viviana is extremely passionate about the work she does with MEChA, and is the program director for MEChA’s mentorship program, Conexiones. She is a tutor for New Haven Reads and holds a job with the Haas Arts Library. She is excited for what this year has to bring and the opportunities for growth in the Latinx community. Contact her at viviana.arroyo@yale.edu.

Treasurer: Santiago Botto-Tornielli

Santiago_BottoTornielliSantiago is a sophomore in Jonathan Edwards College and a prospective Economics major. He grew up in Argentina but moved to Houston, TX when he was 10 years old and his exposure to the Latino community in Texas sparked a strong interest in social justice. He joined MEChA looking for a passionate organization committed to immigration issues and serving the greater community, and he has been participating in the group ever since. Outside of MEChA, Santiago writes for the Yale Economic Review, is an editor for La Madrugada Literary Magazine and works at Yale University Press. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing soccer and traveling. Contact him at santiago.botto-tornielli@yale.edu.


Secretary/Historian: Fernando Torres 


You can contact Fernando at fernando.torres@yale.edu.

Community Action Chair: Jaden Morales


Jaden Morales is a freshman in Morse College. He hopes to double major in Political Science and Mathematics. He is Puerto Rican but has lived in Perth Amboy, New Jersey all his life. Coming from a majority Latinx town,Jaden‘s desire to help advance his community through social justice was formed at a very young age. This passion led him to join MEChA, which has had a historical precedence in the field of political activism. Outside of MEChA, Jaden is a proud Hermano of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated, is an associate of Students for New American Politics Political Action Committee, a member of the spoken word group ¡Oye!, and a Spectrum Fellow for the Office of LGBTQ Resources at Yale. Contact him at Jaden.Morales@yale.edu

 Social Chair: Sonny Stephens

12491812_10203993969409200_7862769254716991738_oSonny, SM ’19, is a proud native of Austin, which was recently named “The Best Large City to Live In.” Exposed to Democratic politics from a very young age, Sonny participated in the 2006 immigration reform marches and campaigned for Bill White’s campaign to be Texas governor in 2010. At Yale, Sonny is a prospective Global Affairs major, works at La Casa Cultural, serves as the Social Chair for MEChA, and is a poet for ¡Oye! Spoken Word. In his free time, Sonny enjoys watching Rachel Maddow, following fashion blogs, and scrolling through Tumblr. You can contact Sonny at mariano.stephens@yale.edu.

 ECCSF Representative: Roger Lopez


 You can contact Roger at roger.lopez@yale.edu.