The Department of Chicana/o Studies is currently conducting business virtually & by phone.

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Itzel Martinez Moreno

Position Title
Academic Community Counselor

Chicana/o Studies

2102 Hart Hall

Ix’Chel Osmara Martinez Moreno is a loved daughter of Rosa Maria Moreno Ayala, and Granddaughter of Maria Luisa Ayala Vega. She was born and raised in Varrio Logan, San Diego. Aiming to receive her double BA in Native American Studies & Chicanx Studies, with a minor in Education, Itzel is growing to be a future high school educator, friend, counselor, and sister to many youth of color in San Diego. She hopes to motivate, and encourage youth to express their spirit fearlessly, as we all carry our fire within. She shares her passion with all that cross her path while releasing and shaping her authentic healing heart.