Our Team

Juntos Leadership Team

Iliana Santillan is the Juntos NC Director. She joined the Juntos team in October 2018. With over 15 years of experience working with the Latino community, Iliana brings a strong background in education and advocacy. As the Juntos NC Director, Iliana supports site coordinators and oversees day-to-day operations across the state. “My objective is to work with students and families to make higher education accessible and attainable for all Latino youth in North Carolina.”

Contact Information:

misantil@ncsu.edu

(919)-515-3811

Diana Urieta is the Juntos national program director and an extension associate at NC State. She is a co-developer of the Juntos program and oversees program implementation to ensure it runs according to the core of Juntos which is the youth and their families. “The joy of my job is watching students become the leaders they were born to be and providing families with tools to guide them through the path to educational success.”

Contact Information:

dmurieta@ncsu.edu

(919) 515-3854

Nancy Marks is the financial specialist for the Juntos program and oversees financial reporting, budgeting, expenditure processing, reconciling accounts, and all other financial aspects of the program. Nancy joined the Juntos program in 2016 and is an essential part of the team.

Contact Information:

njmarks@ncsu.edu

(919)515-9127

NC Juntos Team

Martha Celis is the Juntos program coordinator for Sampson County. She currently oversees programming at Hobbton Middle School and Hobbton High School. Martha came aboard the Juntos team in 2016.

Michelle Rivero is the Juntos program coordinator for Wake County. She currently oversees programming at Garner High Magnet School. Michelle joined the Juntos team in 2018.

Holly Ellwanger is the Juntos program coordinator for Catawba County. She currently oversees programming at St. Stephens High School. Holly joined the Juntos program in 2016.

Zorayah Kinson is the Juntos family liaison for Catawba County. Zorayah became a liaison with the Juntos program in 2016.

Jessica Aguilar is the Juntos program coordinator for Pender County. She currently oversees programming at Pender High School.

Edelmira Segovia, Ph.D. is the Juntos school liaison for Pender County. She currently oversees the success coaching at Pender High School. Edelmira joined the Juntos team in 2016.

Carolyn MacNair is a program assistant at NC State. She assists in writing grants, implementing STEM activities, overseeing the mentoring program, and social media outreach.

Nataly Arriaga is a program assistant at NC State. She assists in survey administration, data evaluation, and translation.