city view at night  
USF Saint Ignatius and Golden Gate Bridge


Julio Moreno


Dr. Julio Moreno is an experienced educator, presenter, and commentator. Currently, he is an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Latino Studies in the Americas at the University of San Francisco. Dr. Moreno is the recipient of awards like the Fellowship for the Study of Advertising and World Culture from the Library of Congress where he received a position as a visiting scholar in 2003-3004. He is also the recipient of the 2009-2010 visiting scholar fellowship for the study of globalization at the Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas in Austin.

Dr. Moreno is author of articles and books, including Yankee Don't Go Home!, a book on the impact of Mexican nationalism and American business culture in Mexico. He is an author in Reflections, an elementary school social studies book series by Harcourt Publishers. He is currently writing two books: One looks at the fascinating history of Coca-Cola in Latin America and the other deciphers the nature of American business and diplomacy in Latin America during the Cold War.

Dr. Moreno is a noted presenter of topics related to Latin America, U.S. business and diplomacy in the region, and the Latino community in the United States. He has granted numerous interviews to various television and radio stations that include CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Univisión, and Telemundo. Dr. Moreno has also offered many interviews to U.S. and Latin American newspapers and news agencies like the Associated Press.

Marissa Litman

Executive Assistant

Marissa Litman is the program assistant for Latin American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, Philippine Studies, and the Center for Latino/a Studies in the Americas (CELASA).  She received her B.A from the University of California, San Diego, her teacher credential from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is currently in a Masters in Library and Information Science program at San Jose State University.   


Solange Madriz

Student Intern

Solange Madriz is in the process of completing an MA in International Studies at the University of San Francisco. After graduating from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in Caracas, she volunteered for the Global Fund for Women.  She most recently worked for the Venezuelan Consulate in San Francisco.

Felipe Castiblanco

Executive Assistant

Political Scientist, Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. Felipe holds a minor in Economy and Government. He is currently working with political research, public relations, lobbying, public diplomacy, international relations and globalization. He is an Associate Member under the C&C Gestion y Relaciones Internacionales, a consultancy and advisory group in Latin America..

Luis Enrique Bazan

Executive Assistant

Dr. Enrique “Kique” Bazan is a longtime advocate for justice. Enrique has years of experience working on the front lines with children’s rights organizations, doing research with gangs in El Salvador and San Francisco, connecting the next generation of social entrepreneurs with organizations internationally,  and developing groundbreaking strategies that unite businesses, non-profits and communities for the common good. Enrique contributed his research about gangs to the book “Religion at the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana: Politics, Identity, and Faith in New Migrant Communities.”  In Not For Sale, he implements and oversees high asset donor relationships, as well as overseeing all international projects and investments.