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Our Team

The Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute's team is at the heart of everything the Institute can do on and off-campus. Our outstanding students work year-round to develop the Institute's programs, scholarship and fundraising initiatives. If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume to latinoinstitute@shu.edu and one of our team members will be in-touch. 


Ana Campoverde, M.P.A
Interim Executive Director

Ana joined the Institute in September 2019 as Interim Executive Director. She oversees all the Institute's operations including scholarship, student engagement, donor engagement, cultural programming and fundraising initiatives. As an alumna of Seton Hall University, Ana was a Joseph and Carmen Ana Scholar during her time at Seton Hall University. She understands first-hand how the Institute transforms the lives of its students. 

Email: ana.campoverde1@shu.edu 
Phone: 973-761-9422


Spencer Hinton
Graduate Assistant

Spencer joined the Institute in Fall 2018 as Graduate Assistant. As a BA in Japanese and International Business from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Spencer is interested in foreign language and culture.  He hopes to someday work for a financial index in environmental and social governance to tailor investing decisions towards sustainable change and corporate social responsibility. He is passionate about social justice, comic books, finance, and marital arts.  

Areas of Study: Master of Business Administration; Master of Arts-International Relations '20

Email: spencer.hinton@student.shu.edu  
Phone: 973-761-9422


Gabriela Fernandez
Work Study Student

Gabriela joined the Institute in 2018 in addition to being a Joseph and Carmen Ana Unanue Scholar. She manages all social media of the Joseph A. Unanue Latino Institute and is the liaison with the student Latino organizations at Seton Hall University. Gabriela is originally from Puerto Rico and enjoys speaking Spanish with the scholars at the office. 

Areas of Study: Diplomacy and International Relations ‘20; Minor(s) in Economics and Latin America Latino/a Studies 

Email: Gabriela.Fernandez@student.shu.edu


Afra Goncuoglu 
Work Study Student

Afra joined the Institute in September 2018. Afra is responsible for scholar engagement and scholarship applications. She also helps to coordinate activities on and off Seton Hall campus. Afra is originally from Istanbul, Turkey and her interest in Latin American culture makes her enjoy her time working at the institute. 
 
Areas of Study: Diplomacy and International Relations '20; Economics '20; Minor- Spanish

Email: afra.goncuoglu@student.shu.edu  


Nicholas Hernandez 
Work Study Student

Nicholas joined the Institute in October 2019. Nick is a junior from New Braunfels, Texas. While serving as a representative of the Latino Institute, Hernandez is actively involved on campus. He is a member of the Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Association and serves as Campus Life Copy Editor for the Setonian Newspaper.  

Areas of Study: Journalism and Visual/Sound Media '21; Concentration: Television Production

Email: nicholas.hernandez@student.shu.edu  

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