Young Professionals Board


The LAEF Young Professionals Board, YPB, was established to enhance the mission of LAEF, through outreach to LAEF alumni and other young professionals, and increase public awareness and visibility of LAEF. Through mentoring relationships with scholarship recipients, our LAEF young professionals will foster greater student success and higher graduation rates, ultimately helping to develop leaders of the future.



  • Mentoring
    • Establish relationships with LAEF scholarship recipients
      • Goal to improve student success and graduation rates
  • Fundraising
    • To increase involvement of alumni and younger professionals
  • Outreach
    • Leverage LAEF alumni and young professionals to increase public awareness
  • Leadership
    • Create pipeline of future prospective LAEF leaders

YPB Members

Miranda Aragon Mast,YPB President
Talking Together, Inc.

Ana Lara-Roca,YPB Vice President
Clinica Tepeyac 

Assael Ramirez,YPB Secretary

Efrain Davila,YPB Treasurer
Xcel Energy

Valerie Castillo
Guild Mortgage

Micaela Escontrias
Arrupe Jesuit High School 

Andrea Mitra
9News-NBC Affiliate-Tegna 

Julia Reeder
Project PAVE

Angela Rodriguez
Community College of Denver

Mandy Valdes
Rabo AgriFinance

To learn more about the YBP or if you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Jim Chavez.