Meet the LSCC Staff
Director : Rosa Rodriguez Williams
Rosa Rodriguez Williams is the Director of the Latino/a Student Cultural Center. As the Center’s Director, Rosa promotes recruitment and retention of Latino and Latin American students through programming that focuses on leadership development, socio-cultural experience, alumni involvement, community outreach and academic support. Her 15 years of experience includes work both in higher education administration as well as with community based youth organizations. While in these roles, she implemented and directed programs that focused on volunteerism, leadership in human services, academic and professional development, and cultural competence and diversity.
Rosa holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in community organizing, policy, planning and administration from Boston College.
Assistant Director: Sara Rivera
Sara has been a staff member at the LSCC since 1997, just a few months after the LSCC opened its doors at 104 Forsyth Street. In her years of employment, she has had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of wonderfully talented students and has been a witness to their successes. As Assistant Director, she works closely with the LSCC Director and Coordinator of Student Services on programs, events, and services. Sara is Chair the LaCLA Scholarship Committee and Coordinator of LaCLA Peer Tutoring Program, which is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. Sara advises approximately all of the LaCLA scholars.
She has been an active member of the Welcome Week committee, Move-in Committee and Empower Retreat Committee. Sara holds an AS in Business Administration, a BS in Leadership and an M.Ed, and was inducted into the Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society. Sara has also received the VP Award for Outstanding Advisor Involvement in 2007 for her service as LASO’s advisor. She is a mother of two very smart children, in which she has instilled the importance of a college education. She feels very fortunate to work in the job that she truly enjoys. It is priceless to be in an environment that empowers students. She is proud to live by and fulfill the university’s and LSCC’s missions.
Coordinator of Student Services: Lydia Vega
Lydia Vega is the Coordinator of Student Services at the LSCC. With more than 7 years of experience in the political, public and non-profit sectors, Lydia most recently served as the Latino and New Americans Vote Coordinator for the Ed Markey for US Senate 2013 campaign. In this role, Lydia organized multicultural leaders across the state and mobilized diverse communities for the campaign. Prior to the U.S. Senate campaign, Lydia worked for former Boston City Councilor at Large, where she strategically managed and sustained key relationships with community leaders, advocates, and other legislatives offices. Lydia got her start in organizing and advocacy at Oiste? the MA Latino Political Organization.
Lydia is a Northeastern Alumni with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services with a specialty in Administration and Policy and minor in Sociology and Latino/a, Latin American and Caribbean Studies. As an undergraduate student, she was active in student life: LASO, PSA, and N.U. T.E.L.L.S. She was also closely involved with the LSCC as a LaCLA scholar.
Receptionist: Rosa Torres
Rosa Torres is the Office Assistant of the Latino/a Student Cultural Center (LSCC). She has worked at the LSCC for over 10 years. Rosa was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She moved to Boston, MA when she was a teenager. In 1999 she graduated from Charlestown High School in Charlestown Boston.
Rosa attended One with One Academy where she received a certificate in intensive administrative training. As the Office Assistant, Rosa assists the center with translations Spanish and English, manages the LSCC front desk, supervises work-study students, and is the orientation representative for the LSCC, she is also in charge of Hora del Café Spanish conversation event.