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A Few Words About

Our Team

BoundlessLMU was created in the Summer of 2021 by LMU Students and Faculty Advisor, Dr. Sandoval! 

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Dr. Claudia Sandoval

Faculty Advisor
Dr. Claudia Sandoval is a professor in the Political Science department where she teaches courses on Race and Politics, Immigration, and Black/Latina/o relations. Professor Sandoval is a first-generation Mexican immigrant who was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico and grew up in Inglewood, California. After graduating from Westchester High School, Professor Sandoval went on to receive a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 2006. Sandoval then left to the University of Chicago for her Ph.D. in political science. During her 9 year stay in the Midwest, Professor Sandoval taught Latina/o Politics at Northwestern University, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since her time at LMU, Professor Sandoval has dedicated her time advocating for and working with undocumented students to create a more equitable community on campus. In the summer of 2020, Dr. Sandoval began working with students to create BoundlessLMU and is excited about the many opportunities this program will provide to our undocumented student population

Leo Dominguez

Administrator & Grant Coordinators
Leo is a DACAmented, first-generation, junior at Loyola Marymount University majoring in psychology and sociology. At BoundlessLMU, he handles administrative matters as a receptionist. Leo currently works for First To Go as a Peer Outreach Specialist where he has collaborated with Student Psychological Services to create a mental health awareness poster series. He also conducts research for Dr. Claudia Sandoval through the RAINS Assistantship Program and is involved in the NUESTRO Lab. He is a historian at Alpha Alpha Alpha and co-facilitates monthly meeting for the Social Justice Scholars. Leo hopes to become a clinical psychologist and raise awareness for the importance of mental health, specifically within the Latinx community.


Brisa Gutierrez

Social Media Coordinator
Brisa is a first-generation, DACAmented junior currently attending Loyola Marymount University majoring in Communication Studies. She is currently involved in various organizations on campus and serves on the executive board for MECHA de LMU, is part of the Sursum Corda service organization, and is involved in various parts of Campus Ministry as a mass lector and a Christian Life Community leader. Brisa is currently tasked with BoundlessLMU’s social media presence and is ecstatic to be part of the team to make this idea come to fruition.

Leslie Sepulveda

Grant Coordinator
Leslie Sepulveda is a first-generation student at Loyola Marymount University. She is a senior pursuing a B.A. in Psychology with two minors in Economics and Spanish. She participated in UCLA’s Dream Summer Fellowship for two years where she interned at immigration non-profits providing legal services. Her involvement in this fellowship inspired her to create BoundlessLMU with the guidance of Dr. Sandoval and aid of other students. She is a recipient of the 2021 Donald A. Strauss Foundation Scholarship, a public service scholarship to fund BoundlessLMU.

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Nicole Hernandez

Fellowship Outreach Coordinator
Nicole is currently pursuing a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Studies from Loyola Marymount University. She is involved in LMU’s student government, serves as president of a service organization, and interns at an immigration law firm. After graduation, she hopes to go to law school and work in the public service sector. Nicole is passionate about immigration reform and environmental justice

Carolina Newton

Social Media Coordinator
Carolina Newton is a first-generation student at Loyola Marymount University. She is a junior pursuing a B.A. in Business Management with a minor in International Relations. She is also a Division 1 student-athlete on the LMU water polo team, and works closely with the Ignation Solidarity Network representing the LMU undocumented community as a student organizer. Carolina is currently tasked in assisting Brisa with Boundless LMUs social media presence, and she is so excited to be a part of this team!


Liz Ramales

Internal Outreach Coordinator
Lizbeth (Liz) is a DACAmented, First-Generation, senior at Loyola Marymount University double majoring in Sociology and Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies. She is an Assistant Programmer for the Chicana/o and Latina/o Student Services (CLSS), an Intercultural Facilitator, President of the Alpha Beta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority Inc., and Vice President of Resilience. Additionally, she has conducted research through RAINS, USC DIA Jumpstart, and interned for Loyola Law School’s Immigrant Justice Clinic for over two years. Liz is an aspiring immigration attorney and serve as a voice for other immigrants. At BoundlessLMU, Liz is one of the primary organizers. She serves as a resource in creating a safe space that allows scholars to find opportunities that will aid them during job searches.