The ELHAN leadership team provides strategic direction, resources, and professional expertise to assist with carrying out the mission of the vibrant alumni network that is ELHAN. Our team of dedicated alumni leaders meet regularly to brainstorm ideas on how we can improve and grow the alumni network. Feel free to reach out to them through LifeLongElon with ideas or suggestions for ELHAN or just to say hello!

We are excited for what this year will bring, and with your support, learn how we can positively impact our Latinx/Hispanic community at Elon and beyond. If you are interested in supporting ELHAN’s missions, consider joining our leadership board – please contact Deidra Smith, director of alumni engagement for details.

Get to know some of our members, and read about their journey from Elon to where they are now:

President, Linda Baca Moore '11

Linda has been a member of ELHAN since its establishment in 2017. Born in Panama, she is an Army brat that traveled the world at a young age prior to settling down in Washington DC. Linda graduated from Elon in 2011, majoring in International Business with a minor in Political Science and has her Project Management Certificate from the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. After graduation, Linda returned back to her hometown of Washington, DC where she worked in US-Latin American diplomatic relations at the Embassy of Panama. Linda now works at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) as the National Board Liaison where she advocates for education, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through marketing and advertising.

In her free time, Linda enjoys the sun, playing tennis, swimming, traveling and trying new cuisines.

Chief of Staff, Coral Zayas '09

Coral Zayas is a 2009 Elon grad and is an award winning bilingual educator, trainer, and instructional designer. She works across multiple education fields: K-12, higher education, education technology and education policy. She founded Austin Avanza, an equity group focused on the recruitment and retention of educators of color. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, exploring new places, and always learning something new. She loves building her global network. You can connect with Coral on Life Long Elon, LinkedIn, or Twitter.

Campus Outreach Co-Director, Kevin Amaya '15

Inclusion & Diversity Leader | Human Resource Professional | Job Plus Coach | Advocate in the LGBTQIA+ Community | Active Volunteer

Kevin’s passion stems from helping others become better versions of themselves. He is currently an Inclusion & Diversity Business Lead at GlaxoSmithKline aligned to global efforts in the inclusion and diversity space. He has also led global efforts in volunteerism with local and global nonprofits. Kevin is a member of the Elon class of 2015, and majored in International Business & Marketing. His  favorite memory of Elon is being a Teaching Assistant for Elon Academy in the summers where he would support local high school students get ready for college. He is from Cali, Colombia and is currently living in Brooklyn, New York. In his personal life, he enjoys playing tennis, blogging about my food adventures and taking road trips with friends and family to local hiking trails.

Communications Co-Director, Cristina Fadel '18

Cristina graduated from Elon in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema & Television. During her time there, she was an Associate Producer for Etalk and a Global Ambassador. Coming from a Venezuelan and Lebanese household, she loves to travel and got to study abroad in Florence, Italy where she learned Italian. Most recently she was living in Los Angeles and working at Paradigm Talent Agency. She just started her new position in the advertising technology industry working as a Client Services Coordinator at Kargo.

Communications Co-Director, Gia Pineda '17

Gia graduated from Elon in 2017 with a degree in Art History, where she cultivated a passion for material and visual culture, studying everything from Impressionist paintings to Marvel Comics. Because of her experiences studying abroad and the mentorship she received as an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow, she learned the importance of global citizenship and how we share and spread our culture… especially through food! Thanks to her love of fermentation ware, she received the Critical Language Scholarship to study in Busan, South Korea in 2019. She is currently a master’s student at New York University, where she has been inspired by Elon’s supportive faculty, teaching undergraduate students about food culture and history.

Philanthropy and Stewardship Co-Director, Carolina Ferreyros '20

Carolina is a 2020 graduate with Bachelors in International and Global Studies with a focus on Latin American, and Spanish. While at Elon, she was a Student Coordinator at El Centro and an active member of the Dressage Equestrian team, both memorable experiences which helped her develop her passions and interests. She also studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a city which she remembers fondly and hopes to go back to soon. After graduating, Carolina moved to Chapel Hill to figure things out, but will be moving to Florida over the summer to teach English and Social Studies to middle schoolers!

Philanthropy and Stewardship, Philip Rodriguez '17

Philip is a 2017 graduate with a BSBA in International Business and Professional Sales. Phil Studied abroad twice during his tenure, traveling the entire countries of Peru and Vietnam with a focus on globalization through the lenses of supply chain. After graduation, Phil moved back home to Miami to pursue a career within the fresh produce & agriculture import industry at the family business. Since 2018, he has worked for HelloFresh as a Strategy Manager in Produce Sourcing for the company – living in New York for 2 years and currently residing in San Francisco, CA. In his free time, Phil loves to eat croquetas at his local ‘ventanita’ but also golfing, boating and other outdoor activities (when he’s not on a farm).