Janelle Acevedo

Position: VP of MembershipAbout me: Hi! I’m Janelle Acevedo, I’m majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Minor in Advertising. I‘m VP of Membership and Recruitment. I joined LBSA in Fall 2017 to develop professionally and expand my network. I currently work as a barista at Starbucks, where I also am a licensed barista trainer and social media director for our store. I am very excited to serve as VP of Membership for Fall 2018 and show incoming and current students what opportunities LBSA can offer. 


Ricardo Zambrano

Position: Financial Analyst

About me: Hello! My name is Ricardo Zambrano and I am a fourth year Finance major. I was born and raised in Mexico but I moved to California when I was 14 years old. LBSA has been part of me since the first week of my freshmen year when I joined. This Semester I am going to be the Financial Analyst  of LBSA , and I want to bring members great experiences, useful information about Finances, and teach members all about investments.  I want to make LBSA members to get the idea that College is the time and place to start working in your dreams, help them realize their full potential. One of the hobbies  I have is to write rap music.


Melanie Rodezno

Position: VP of Marketing

About me:  My name is Melanie Rodezno and I’m the VP of Marketing for LBSA. This is my 2nd year at SJSU as a business management major. Currently working two jobs, one at undergraduate admissions for SJSU, and the other at Romano’s Macaroni Grill. I’ve interned at a "Bain and Company" in San Francisco and hope to be able to do something along the lines of consulting after I graduate.

Natasha Coelho

Position: Event CoordinatorAbout me: Hi, my name is Natasha Coelho. I am a 4th year, double majoring in international business, and Spanish. I am this semester's Event Coordinator. I joined LBSA to learn more about professional development and to expand my network. In the future I hope to work abroad and continually travel in my career. Feel free to approach me to learn more about LBSA. 


“Joining LBSA has been one of the best decisions I have made this year”

Angela Gonzalez


Rachel Benns

Position: VP of EventsAbout me: Your Fall 18 Vice President of Events! Currently I am a 4th Year Student at San Jose State University pursuing a degree in Business Management. Will be obtaining a MBA after graduation. Currently a Marketing and Sales Intern for Hansel.io a computer software start-up. Fun facts about me: I love shopping, outdoor activities, animals, and I am a pescatarian!


Fatima Rodriguez

PositionCommunity Relations Director

About me: My name is Fatima Rodriguez and I am this semester's Community Relations Director for LBSA and a 4th year Business student. I have a background working in the food industry and wish to open my own bakery cafe in the future. I joined LBSA because of the warm welcome and the encouraging, friendly atmosphere they offer to develop our networking, professional, and social skills to become successful in school and in our careers. I encourage everyone to  volunteer and give back to our community. It would be great to work together and contribute in the betterment of our familia and community.

Noemi Madrigal

Position: VP of Finance

About me: My name is Noemi Madrigal and I am the VP of finance for LBSA. This is my first year at SJSU and I am studying finance. Joining LBSA has really opened up the door for a lot of opportunities. I would love to see LBSA grow so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! I joined LBSA  last semester and I knew right away this was the club for me!

Luis Contreras

Position: Social Media CoordinatorAbout me: My name is Luis Contreras and I am a 3rd year transfer student from Palm Springs, CA in SoCal pursuing my second degree, a Bachelors in Business Management. Joining this association was the best decision I made last semester as I met so many amazing people. I currently work for myself as a freelance photographer and I am attending school full-time. I'm so excited for this new semester. Go Spartans!


Oscar Guerrero

Position: : VP of Corporate RelationsAbout me: Hello, my name is Oscar Guerrero and I am an Accounting Information Systems major graduating in Spring 2019. I am the VP of Corporate Relations at LBSA this semester. My role involves keeping professional communication with companies in the Bay Area. I am the main contact for companies looking to work with LBSA and I help coordinate workshops and company tours for our members. My position allows me to meet many professionals in different industries anywhere from Finance to HR to Tech.



OUR Mission

The Latino Business Student Association, is the largest minority business organization, with over 80 members, 10 corporate sponsors, over 40 events and an extensive alumni network. We are sponsored by several prestigious firms including the Google, Facebook, Intuit, Linkedin, Chegg, EA Games, KPMG, EY, PWC, Sherwin Williams, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Lockheed Martin. LBSA is proud to offer career opportunities, professional development, academic resources, community outreach and a supportive atmosphere for members to feel welcome and achieve their goals.

Mirella Maldonado


About me: Hola Familia, my name is Mirella Maldonado and I am the 2018-2019 LBSA President. I'm also a rising senior studying Accounting. I joined LBSA to expand my network and grow professionally. A little about me: I've interned with PwC 2 summers, as well I love doing freelance art, going to concerts and trying new foods. Feel free to say hi if you ever see me or have questions about our organization!


Beatriz Pinto

Position: VP of Professional DevelopmentAbout me: Hi, my name is Beatriz Pinto and I am pursuing a degree in Human Resources Management and graduating Fall 2018. I am currently representing LBSA as the VP of Professional Development. My role involves helping our members with updating their resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and achieving their professional goals. I joined LBSA for the fun and friendly culture, to expand my network, and to improve my professional skills. In the future I aspire to become an excellent role model to others and to work in Diversity and Inclusion within HR.

Alexander Negrete

Position: Creative DirectorAbout me: Hello my name in Alexander Negrete, I am LBSA’s first Creative director. I am an artist regardless of what I am doing. My studies in Marketing and graphic design will help me reach my farthest. In the future I plan on being the Creative director for a company that allows me to work with large projects.


“The one thing that I have learned about LBSA is that everyone wants to help you”

Cristina Cortes

Member & Director of Business Affairs - Associated Students

​​​Cristian Gallaga-Villa 

Position: Corporate Relations Director

About me: Hey, my name is Cristian Gallaga-Villa and I am a 3rd year Finance student. I will be serving as LBSA’s director of corporate relations. I hope to bridge the networking gap between employers and students. I currently manage my own professional barbering business that I started at the age of 14. I joined LBSA in hopes of propelling the latinx community forward in the face of adversity. I want to inspire students to make something of themselves regardless of the circumstances we are given.  

Gonzalo Vargas

Position: SVP Internal Affairs
About me: Hello, my name is Gonzalo, I'm a 3rd year Marketing major. I have the privilege of serving as LBSA's Senior Vice President.  As a freshman, I joined the organization hoping to make friends. Not only did I meet plenty of them, I also was given the opportunity to network with professionals in Silicon Valley and acquired valuable business skills that helped me excel in a recent internship as a branch manager with College Works Painting. For those reasons, I would encourage anyone, regardless of their major, to join our organization.