LSFA Board

Meet the LSFA Executive Board

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Joseph A Martinez | Ex Officio
Matinez, Joseph

Joe Martinez is the Cross Cultural Center Director and supports a team working towards a more just and liberated world.  He has 17 years of experience in the UC system with previous positions at the Riverside and Santa Cruz campuses and over 25 years in CA Higher Education. He hopes to use his experience and relationships on campus to further the goals, mission, and values of LSFA. His hope is to work with the LSFA Board to continue to offer opportunities for professional growth and provide a sense of belonging for our community. 


Mayté Frías | Chair


Sahskkia S Saballos | Treasurer

Sahskkia Saballos serves as a Contracts & Grants Analyst supporting faculty and graduate students in research administration for the departments of Anthropology and Sociology within The College of Letters and Science.  A San Franciscan and CCSF alumni, Sahskkia has always felt a passion for public service. She joined LSFA because she wants to contribute to the UC Davis’ strategic direction “To Boldly Go.” In 2019 she celebrated her ten-year anniversary at the UC System, having held positions at the Berkeley, San Francisco, and now Davis campuses. As a Board member, she plans to work with other members to meet LSFA financial goals while representing the Latinx community. 

Celia Lugo | Historian
Headshot Celia Lugo

Celia is the Intake Coordinator for the Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education, (CARE) supporting students, faculty, and staff who have experienced sexual violence. She achieved her bachelor's in Psychology and minor in Spanish from Sonoma State University in 2017.  As a continuous learner, helper, and leader she is excited to be working with LSFA and providing support to the UC Davis community. She hopes to be able to bring unity to the team and provide support in building and growing our community here at UC Davis.  She enjoys learning, being outdoors, reading, and visiting the beach at least once a month. Celia's strengths are restorative, relator, responsibility, discipline, and developer. "Si lo puedes soñar, lo puedes lograr"-señora sara

Fabian Meneses | Outreach Chair
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Fabian Meneses is a Spanish speaking first-generation, queer, Latine advocate who is passionate about working with students. He enjoys traveling, antique and thrift shopping, playing tennis, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. He currently serves as an Assistant Director for the Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP) at UC Davis. Originally from Los Angeles, he began his higher education journey as a student at El Camino College and Santa Barbara City College. Utilizing the transfer admissions guarantee (TAG) he pursued his bachelor’s at UC Santa Barbara. During his time at UC Santa Barbara, he interned for the Transfer Making ItHappen (TMIH) program housed in Undergraduate Admissions. Through this work-study opportunity he solidified his passion for supporting transfer students. He concluded his undergraduate journey by earning a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Education. He then continued his education at Loyola Marymount University, where he earned a Masters in Education with a specialization in Guidance and Counseling. Fabian aims to earn a doctorate in the future to continue supporting and empowering students from marginalized backgrounds. He has experience working at various higher education institutions like CA community colleges, CSU, UC and private colleges. 
Fernando Barragan | Fundraising Chair
Fernando Barragan

Fernando Barragan is a Business Analyst – General Ledger Finance Analyst for Central Payroll. He is a first-generation college graduate who earned a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s in Finance from Saint Mary’s College of California. He is a Central Valley native who moved to the Bay Area to work in the Financial District after graduate school. He relocated to Sacramento during the Pandemic, which allowed him to pursue his lifelong goal of working for his Alma Mater. Prior to joining UC Davis, Fernando was part of a Latinx Employee Resource Group, where he was selected to attend the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Latino Board Leadership Academy, which prepared him to serve on a Latinx Leadership Board. He is excited to join the LSFA Board, where he hopes to raise funds for the LSFA community that will produce scholarships for staff members that are seeking career development.

Sandy Campos | Scholarships