Meet Our

The Executive Board is elected to serve the members of Alianza Latina. We facilitate weekly meetings, spend months organizing some of the largest social events of the Boston collegiate calendar and develop new programs to cater to the needs of our growing community.  Scroll down to find out more about each of us!

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2019-2020 Executive Board

Mercedes Muñoz


Hola! My name is Mercedes Munoz, I am a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Psychology with a minor in Education. I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and have enjoyed finding my home away from home on BU’s campus. Outside of Alianza Latina, I am a Senior Research Intern at the Social Learning Lab studying how children’s social interactions impact their cognitive development. My research interests focus on bias development and cultural identity development. I am incredibly excited to be a part of the executive board of Alianza Latina along with such amazing and hardworking individuals. I can’t wait for y’all to see what we have in store this semester, see you on Tuesday.

Llariley Coplin


Hi! My name is Llariley Coplin. I am a sophomore transferring into Questrom School of Business and completing a minor in Public Relations with a Pre-Law Track. I was born in New York City, but was raised in Bergen County, New Jersey. My parents are from Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Hati. Outside of my position as Vice President of Alianza Latina, I am an Integrated Marketing Intern at the Children’s Trust and an active member of Alpha Delta Pi. I am super excited to meet everyone and welcome you into our family!

Riaz Butt-Garcia

Events Coordinator

Hi! My name is Riaz Butt-Garcia, and I am a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences and Pardee School of Global Studies majoring in International Relations and minoring in Economics. I am originally from Revere, MA and I am half Honduran and half Pakistani. I am Alianza Latina’s Events Coordinator for this year. Outside of AL, I am also very involved with Admissions. I am looking forward to an exciting year with everyone!

Marielis Perez


Hi! My name is Marielis Perez, and I am a sophomore in the College of Communication majoring in Public Relations and pursuing a dual degree with the College of Arts and Sciences in Philosophy. I am from the Bronx, New York and my family is from the Dominican Republic. I am Alianza Latina’s treasurer this year. When I am not at an AL meeting you can find me giving tours with ASDB, working on my Student Government senate party (First Year Enhancement), peer mentoring first gen students, and even on the field playing ultimate frisbee! I’m excited to get to meet new people this semester!

Aile Cheng


¡Hola todos! My name is Aile Cheng and I am currently a sophomore in the College of General Studies. As a freshman, I studied abroad in London this past summer. I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and I currently live in Brooklyn, NY. I love traveling and learning about new cultures. I’m hoping to study abroad again soon in the future. For now, I plan to major in Public Relations as I continue into the College of Communication and possibly minor in Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences. I am so excited to be AL’s secretary this year. If you ever see me around campus, don’t hesitate to say hello!

Grace Ochoa

Community Outreach Director

Hello! My name is Grace Ochoa, I am a junior in the College of Arts and Science majoring in Math and Computer Science. I am from South Plainfield, New Jersey and my parents are from Ecuador! I am Alianza Latina’s Community Outreach Director and I cannot wait to meet the newest members of this year’s Hermanos Program! The Hermanos Program is the heart of Alianza Latina, it is our very own mentorship program! Besides Alianza Latina, I am very involved on campus. You can catch me dancing with Sabor Latino or promoting the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers!

Sebastian Arango

Public Relations Chair 

Hey, I’m Sebastian Arango. I’m a sophomore in COM majoring in Public Relations so I guess it’s only fitting that I am AL’s PR chair for this year! I’m originally from Chelsea, MA but I live in Peabody and Revere as of right now. I basically run all of AL’s social media accounts and create posters for each event, not to mention I get to create merchandise that all of you can wear. I feel as though I can express myself through art so if I’m not working on something AL related, I’m working on my craft.

Naomi Padron

Freshmen Representative

Hello! I'm Naomi Padron, a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Political Science and Psychology. I am from Brownsville, TX and my family is from Mexico. I am looking forward to working with everyone in Alianza Latina as this year's Freshmen Representative! I am excited to meet everyone this semester and hope to have an amazing time together!

Michael Arellano

Freshmen Representative

Hey! My name is Michael Arellano a first year in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Political Science. I am originally from Houston, Texas and my family is from El Salvador and Ecuador. If I’m not in AL you can catch me FaceTiming my best friend back home or at Marciano Commons. I’m grateful to have found a family here at BU and I’m excited to build bonds with everyone here!


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