Board Members

Debbie Rocha (Co-Chair)

A long tme,supporter of the Chicano Scholarship I am a past recipient and current chair of the Chicano Scholarship Fund Board. I graduated from the University of Utah with my Master in Social Work and I am the Director of the Salt Lake Early intervention program. Part time school counselor at Edison Elementary. I have been involved in the community in different aspects.

Margie Victoria Delgado (Honorary Member)

Served from 1978 – 2011 in every capacity from CSF Chair, selection committee, banquet committee, ticket sales and PR. Margie’s commitment to Chicano social justice drove her commitment to contribute opportunities of higher education for young Chicanos to obtain their dreams.

Martin Puga Jr. (MEChA Representative)

I have been on the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund board since May 2014. My obligations include facilitating communication with the student organization MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlán), and contributing to CSF meetings and events. I am a senior studying sociology and Spanish at the University of Utah.

Danielle Castillo

Danielle Castillo is a member of the larger Salt Lake City community. She works full-time as a Supportive Housing Specialist with the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She has been associated with the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees since January 2015.

Jason Castillo

Dr. Jason Castillo is a faculty member at the University of Utah College of Social Work. He teaches graduate level courses in social welfare policy and community and organization practice. He conducts research in the areas of poverty, fathering, and social work policy education. He has been associated with the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees since August 2009.

Mayra G Cedano

Mayra was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, and moved to Utah at the age of 11. In 2005 she received the Chicana/o Scholarship and in 2010, she graduated from the University of Utah where she received a B.A. in Sociology, with a Criminology and Corrections Certificate. Mayra is currently the Community Engagement Manager at Comunidades Unidas, a local non-profit in the state of Utah. She currently serves as the Alumni Board Chair for the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund. Mayra is passionate about social justice issues and loves dancing, stargazing, ice cream, chocolate, popcorn and tacos! Mayra says, “I feel honored to serve in the Chicana/o Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees. I enjoy collaborating with other board members who like myself, are dedicated to the advancement of our communities.”

Chris Macias

Chicano Scholarship Past recipient and Academic Advisor for TRIO Programs at the University of Utah. Chris is from Kearns, Utah and studied Human Development & Family Studies. He is fluent in Espaňol and Portuguĕs and enjoys listening to all kinds of music, playing ukulele, training Capoeira, hiking, mountain biking, and loves cars and car shows.