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Volunteers of the Week: Phi Iota Alpha



The Kenney Community Center is recognizing the members of Phi Iota Alpha as its Volunteers of the Week.

The organization is dedicated to promoting cultures as well as helping impoverished communities in need. Members include:

Ralph Cueva '14 (Queens, N.Y., mechanical engineering)

  • Working for UStar as an IT Tech
  • Working for Media Services as a Tech

Orlando Diaz '14 (Boston, Mass., history with a focus in Latin American and Caribbean Studies)

  • Current VP of the Eta Chapter of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity Inc. 
  • Former Multi-Cultural Greek Council President
  • Writing a thesis on Fidel Castro as a polarizing figure in the realm of Cuba's post-colonial history with Prof. Teresa Meade 

Junior Rivas '14 (Bronx, N.Y. mechanical engineering) 

  • Mentor to a number of AOP Students
  • President of Phi Iota Alpha
  • Leading the structural aspect of the SAE Aero Design Competition-Micro Class aircraft

Michael Vallejo '16 (Boston, Mass., Double-Major: anthropology and LACS)

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • MGC (Multicultural Greek Council)
  • Vice-President of ALAS  

Roswald Morales '16 (Los Angeles, Calif., Double-Major: political science and French)

  • UProgram E-Board
  • Newsletter Editor for The Political Science Department
  • Women’s Union Public Relations 

Hector Tejeda '16 (Manhattan, N.Y., interdepartmental major in sociology and political science)

  • STEP Mentor
  • Philanthropy Chair for MGC (Multicultural Greek Council)
  • AOP student Mentor 

Geguel Landestoy '16 (Boston, Mass., interdepartmental major in biology and LACS)

  • Messa Council Member
  • POSSE Planning Committee 

Jonathan Martin '16 (Brooklyn, N.Y., mechanical engineering)

  • Chair of American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
  • Undergraduate Research 
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters