The Race & Oral History project is comprised of faculty, librarians, staff, graduate and undergraduate students at UC San Diego and several community partners in the greater San Diego region.


2019-2020

  • Sahra Abdi, Executive Director, United Women of East Africa (since 2017)
  • Awichu Akwanya, Program Director, United Women of East Africa (since 2017)
  • Vanessa Cecena, American Friends Service Committee, US Mexico Border Program
  • Asmaa Deiranieh, Youth Advisory Council
  • Adriana Echeverria, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ethnic Studies 
  • Youngoh Jung, Graduate Teaching Assistant, History
  • Anthony King, Director of Communications for the Division of Arts and Humanities (since 2018)
  • Katherine Levy, Management Services Officer, Institute of Arts and Humanities (since 2017)
  • Kimberly Merene, Undergraduate Summer Intern
  • Cristabel Otero-Castaneda, Undergraduate Summer Intern
  • Amina Sheik Mohamed, Senior Director, Refugee Health Unit (since 2017)
  • Pedro Rios, American Friends Service Committee, US Mexico Border Program
  • Tricia Taylor-Oliveira, Director, Academic Internship Program (since 2017)
  • Jennifer Kim Anh Tran, Oakland Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce
  • Destina Valladares, Allies to End Detention
  • Ma Vang, Refugee Teaching Institute, Critical Refugee Studies Collective
  • Faiza Warsame, Program Coordinator, United Women of East Africa (since 2017)
  • Reem Zubaidi,  Refugee Health Unit

2018-2019

  • Christiane Assefa, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ethnic Studies
  • Joanna Brooks, Allies to End Detention 
  • Geraldo Cabral, High School Specialist, Barrio Logan College Institute
  • Youngoh Jung, Graduate Teaching Assistant, History
  • Erin Glass, Digital Humanities Coordinator, UC San Diego Library (since 2017)
  • Jennifer Gonzalez, Allies to End Detention
  • Andrianna Hernandez, Coordinator, Chicanx Latinx Studies Program
  • Yanet Lopez Cardenas, Site Director, Barrio Logan College Institute
  • Omar Padilla, Graduate Student, Ethnic Studies (since 2017)
  • Judy Patacsil, President, Filipino American National Historical Society
  • Kate Swanson, Allies to End Detention
  • Edwina Welch, Director, Cross-Cultural Center (since 2017)

2017-2018

  • Kara Balthazar, Community Programs Coordinator, The New Children’s Museum
  • Lisa Cuestas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Casa Familiar
  • Heather Garcia, Supervisor, Financial Literacy Program, Casa Familiar
  • Yessica Garcia, Graduate Student, Ethnic Studies
  • Mya Hines, Coordinator, African American Studies minor and program
  • Rizzhel Javier, San Diego-based Artist and Educator
  • Olivia Quintanilla, Graduate Student, Ethnic Studies and member of Board of Directors, Chamorro Hands in Education Links Unity
  • Diana Soqui, Coordinator, Chicana/o Latina/o Arts and Humanities minor and program