Association of Bowdoin Latinx Alumni (ABLA)

Upcoming Events

ABLA Spring Socials 

ABLA is excited to announce the first in-person ABLA Socials coming this April! The alumni executive committee are convinced in-person events will bring together Latinx alumni to have fun and connect with one another!   

Therefore, we are inviting you to attend the Social near you. Come reconnect with old friends and make new ones in the process! See you there:

San Francisco
Host: Raquel Santizo '19                                      

Monday, April 15, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Teeth Bar
2323 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

Register here by April 5.

 

Boston
Hosts:
Andrea Navarro Keenan '10 & John Vegas '93

Tuesday, April 16, 6:00- 8:00 pm
Home of John Vegas ‘93
Needham, MA

Register here by April 5.

New York City
Hosts: Megan Retana '20 & Ariele Gonzalez '08

Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Nexus Club
100 Church Street, 7th Floor, NY, NY

Register here by April 9.

 

Chicago
Hosts:
Edgardo Sepulveda '15 & Perla Rubi '17

Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
2Twenty2 Tavern
222 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

Register here by April 9.

ABLA group members

The purpose of ABLA is to serve, engage, and support our Bowdoin Latinx Alumni with three objectives:

  1. Strengthen the Bowdoin Latinx Community by creating opportunities for alums to:
    1. Engage with one another
    2. Support members of our fellow community
    3. Explore ways to build deeper connections with the college and one another.
  2. Support, guide, and advise current Latinx students. There are several potential ways to support students:
    1. Career advice and support
    2. Share your Bowdoin experience and journey
    3. Make yourself available to support current students in your community
  3. Celebrate the accomplishments and history of Bowdoin Latinx Alumni by increasing recognition and awareness of our community and distinguished alums. Help tell our story in a more meaningful and intentional way.
If you have questions or want to become more involved, email abla@bowdoin.edu.

Association of Bowdoin Latinx Alumni
2023 – 2025 Steering Executive Committee

John Vegas headshot

John Vegas '93

Committee Officer Position: President

Location: Needham, MA

Profession: CEO & Founder, Vegas Consulting Group, LLC

Contact: jvegas@bowdoin.edu

Jimena Escudero headshot

Jimena Escudero '13

Committee Officer Position: Vice President

Location: Aiea, HI

Profession: Client Services Associate, OneDigital

Contact: jescudero@bowdoin.edu

Carlos Holguin headshot

Carlos Holguin '19

Committee Officer Position: Communications Officer

Location: Arlington, VA

Profession: Researcher, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Contact: cholguin2@bowdoin.edu

Laura Hernandez headshot

Dr. Laura Hernandez '17

Committee Officer Position: Operations Officer

Location: Hamden, CT

Profession: Resident Physician, Yale New Haven Health

Contact: lhernandezibanez@bowdoin.edu

Edgardo Sepulveda  headshot

Edgardo Sepulveda '15

Committee Chair Position: Community Committee Chair

Location: Chicago, IL

Profession: 2nd Vice President, Northern Trust Corporation

Megan Retana '19

Committee Chair Position: Community Committee Vice Chair

Location: New York, NY

Profession: Development Associate, Legal Action Center

Andrea Navarro Keenan headshot

Andrea Navarro Keenan '10

Committee Chair Position: Campus Connection Committee Chair

Location: Somerville, MA

Profession: College & Career Counseling Program Chair, Excel Academy Charter Schools

Raquel Santizo '19

Committee Chair Position: Campus Connection Committee Chair

Location: San Francisco, CA

Profession: Freelance Photographer

Ariele Gonzalez

Ariele Gonzalez '08

Committee Chair Position: Celebrations Committee Chair

Location: New York, NY

Profession: Community Engagement & Events, Hudson River Trading

Perla Rubi headshot

Perla Rubi '17

Committee Chair Position: Celebrations Committee Vice Chair

Location: Chicago, IL

Profession: Profession: Psy. D. Candidate, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology