Board Members

Board Members

Cesar Sanchez, Chairman
Vacant, Chief Financial Officer
Oscar Olivas, Consultant
Vacant, Chief Marketing Officer
Alberto Rosales, Co-Director of Scholarship
Angel Garcia, Co-Director of Scholarship
Jackie Millen, Co-Director of Fundraising
Claude Vargas, Co-Director of Fundraising
Laura Diaz, Co-Director of Alumni Engagement
Danny Menendez, Co-Director of Alumni Engagement
Ana Cano, Director of Student Relations

Project Managers

Robert Ruelas

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Cesar Sanchez, Chairman

Cesar Sanchez is a Bay Area local who grew up in Oakland. He obtained a B.A in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley and proceeded to obtain experience in operations at Premier Nutrition where he helps promote positive nutrition and healthy living. Passionate about empowering underrepresented groups, his involvement with the LBSA Fund was a natural fit. In his free time, Cesar loves to learn languages including German, Portuguese, and recently Java script! He looks forward to use his experience in operations to strengthen the organizations alumni network and expand their impact on both students and alumni.

Vacant, Chief Financial Officer

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Oscar Olivas, LBSA Fund Consultant

Looking to continue my career in the High Yield Fixed Income world with the ultimate goal of becoming a Portfolio Manager and or the owner of my own investment management firm.

My belief that LBSA truly makes in impact on student lives and our members ultimate careers.

My goal is to create a sustainable energy and enthusiasm within the alumni community. This engagement will lead to increased commitment from our alumni and subsequent recognition of our accomplishments by our many stakeholders – students, alumni, U.C. Berkeley, Haas School of Business and the broader Latino Community.

Vacant, Chief Marketing Officer

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Alberto Rosales, Director of Scholarship

Experienced IT Professional working in the Financial Services Industry. I have spent the last decade working on technical solutions that are efficient and useful in business applications.

As an Engineering student at Cal I joined LBSA because it helped students, from undeserved communities, develop critical career building skills. As a board member I would like to enable current students pursue their own career goals. As LBSA reaches its 20 year anniversary I want the organization to continue to serve, grow, and innovate for the next 100 years.

Angel Garcia, Director of Scholarship

Angel was born and raised in the Coachella Valley. He graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy and currently works in the corporate responsibility sector. His current role is at Target as a Philanthropic Data Analyst where he transforms and analyzes data into impactful stories.

Angel was involved in the LBSA student board for two years and created everlasting friends and experiences. Now with the opportunity to serve on the LBSA Alumni Board gives him the opportunity to give back to an organization that has given him enormous support.

Jacqueline Millen, Director of Fundraising

Jackie believes in the impact of fundraising and looks forward to expanding the groups fundraising and outreach efforts. As a student she was an active LBSAer and saw first hand the impact that scholarships and alumni support caused. During her tenure as an Alumni board member Jackie has increased alumni engagement and achieved multiple fundraising records!

Claude Vargas,  Co-Director of Fundraising

Claude currently works at LinkedIn as a Sales Development Representative where he helps the company’s mission in connecting the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. He has gained experience in sales, fundraising, recruiting, and event management and is looking forward to helping LBSA reach their fundraising goals for this year. On his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and bodybuilding.

Laura Diaz, Director of Alumni Engagement

Laura Diaz currently works at Accenture as management consultant specializing in the creation of user-centric products and services to maximize inclusion, efficiency and performance. Her experience working in high tech, utilities, education, food and the non-profit industry has shaped her unique perspective and approach to problem solving.

Laura is passionate about creating equity and believes in the power in community therefore, she looks forward to the opportunity to help strengthen the LBSA Alumni community through her role as the Director of Alumni Engagement. 

Laura was raised in South East Los Angeles and born in Jalisco, Mexico. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2019 with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Ethnic Studies.  

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Danny Menendez, Director of Alumni Engagement

Danny believes in the impact that alumni engagement has on students and looks forward to build stronger relationships between both groups. As a student he was an active LBSAer and saw first hand the impact that an active alumni network caused. During his tenure as an Alumni board member Danny has increased alumni engagement and has helped strengthen ties between students and alumni.

Ana Cano, Director of Student Relations

As a student, I was an avid LBSAer serving in various positions, including as President during 2019-2020.
After graduating in 2020, I started my career at Target in human resources and afterwards joined LinkedIn in Talent Solutions. I look forward to helping Alumni and students engage to strengthen and build the network. Context below to give you a better idea of my background and experience that I look forward to leveraging to support the network.

The opportunity to join the LBSA Alumni Board felt natural and exciting to pay it forward with current LBSA students. I will never forget the comfort I experienced when I joined LBSA as a freshman and the inspiration I felt while meeting successful LBSA Alumni. LBSA supported me throughout college and shaped me into the professional that I am today.

I am very excited to collaborate with current LBSAers to create opportunities for them to engage with Alumni from all industries and backgrounds.

Roberto Ruelas, Project Manager

Robert Ruelas, who hails from Reno, NV who made the move to California and received his B.A. from U.C. Berkeley in 2014. Following graduation, Robert began working as a Financial Analyst for Accenture LLP supporting their government contracts in Sacramento, CA where he was responsible for financial reporting and management on the third largest client for Accenture. After being promoted to Senior Analyst in August of 2017, he became solely responsible for several multi-million dollar contracts. In August of 2018, Robert concluded his time at Accenture to join the Investor Group Finance team at Lending Club where he will work on forecast improvements and cost reduction initiatives. After having been positively impacted professionally and socially by LBSA, Robert looks forward to giving back and to improve operational processes.

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