TRENZA was established in 1994 at UC Berkeley by a group of women from different backgrounds who wished to form academic, social, and community ties for Chicana/Latina students on campus. This purpose, maintained through our traditions and strengthened each year by our new members serves as the foundation for our work. SInce 1994, the TRENZA network has grown to over 500 past and current members.
Our Board was elected in 2015 to help lead our organization’s continued growth and development.
Elizabeth Ramirez, Co-chair
Nora Sandoval-Castillo, Co-Chair
Claudia Sagastume-Lewis, Vice Chair
Mary Loera, Treasurer
Carla Prado, Secretary
Vanessa Pena, At-large
Norma Pizano, At-large
Alma Salazar, At-large
Estela Yanez, At-large
TRENZA is an active student organization at UC Berkeley. We are currently planning out events for an exciting in-person return to campus. For the latest on all of our activities, please check the student website or follow us on Instagram: @caltrenza
The Teresa Navarrete Education Fund (“TNEF”). This annual grant is awarded in honor of a former TRENZA Alumna, Teresa Navarrete, who believed that increasing educational opportunities…
On a day-to-day basis, the TRENZA Alliance operates the Alumni Planning Committee (“APC”). The committee is comprised of TRENZA members who are directly involved in the planning…
On an annual basis, TRENZA hosts a Summit for its members and undergraduate student affiliates at UC Berkeley. APC plans and executes an annual summit during the summer…
Professional development workshops on various topics, including social brand management, resume critique and interview skills, and financial planning, among others…
Meetings are held every Thursday at 5pm. Locations vary each semester. Please check back in the fall for more information.