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TELEPHONE: 805-756-2301 (Hablamos español)
E-MAIL: ets@calpoly.edu
LOCATION: Educational Talent Search
Bldg 58, Room 109A
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

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Natalie Lovgren

Natalie Lovgren

Director

nelovgre@calpoly.edu

Natalie is a Cal Poly alumni with a passion for increasing access to higher education. She graduated first with her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in International Management and two minors in Spanish and Latin American studies. Upon graduating, she entered into the Peace Corps, where she served in El Salvador as a Community Organization and Economic Development Volunteer for over two years. After returning to the United States, she continued serving in the nonprofit education and community development sectors for numerous years, as the Bilingual Nutrition Outreach Manager at the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County, the Cal Poly Upward Bound Project Coordinator, and the Program Coordinator for the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Small Business Development Center.  In 2015 she became a Cal Poly student once again, and later obtained her master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration, focusing on resources for undocumented students in the California State University system. When she isn’t working in the office, she is likely to be found salsa dancing, trail running, rock climbing, traveling, or planning her next trip to El Salvador.

 Belén Díaz Infante

Belén Díaz Infante

Outreach Counselor/Advisor

bdiazinf@calpoly.edu

Belén graduated from California State University, Fresno in 2015 with a B.A in Family and Consumer Science with an Emphasis in Family Science and a Minor in Spanish. Before joining Educational Talent Search, she served the Santa Maria Bonita School District as a Bilingual Interpreter Assistant. She has always had a passion for working and counseling students in higher education. She begins her master’s degree in Education with a focus in Higher Education Counseling and Guidance this fall 2017 at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. When Belén isn’t working or connecting with the community, you may find her on a road trip, shopping, or spending time with her mom and three dogs.

 Daniela Plascencia

Daniela Plascencia

Outreach Counselor/Advisor

mdplasce@calpoly.edu

Daniela graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014 with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Chicano Studies. Before joining the Educational Talent Search team, she worked as a literacy tutor in the community of Santa Maria. Daniela is an advocate for higher education and social justice issues. Her goal in the near future is to receive her master's degree in Public Policy, with the hope to one day enact change for a more inclusive and equitable society. One of her greatest passions in life is traveling, and she enjoys reading, being outdoors, and trying new foods.

 Jose Legaspi

José E. Legaspi Ledezma

Administrative Support Assistant

jelegasp@calpoly.edu

José is a CSU Stanislaus alumni with two bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Spanish. He is a polyglot that continuously tries to seek comprehension with communities of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds to foster personal empowerment and cultivate lasting relationships. Currently, José is working towards commencing his master's degree and future doctoral degree in the hopes to serve as a resource for future generations of students at an institution of higher education. When he gets some time to himself, he enjoys reading about Romance Linguistics, sewing and quilting, and working on his creative writing.

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