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LatinX and Hispanic Employee Network

Welcome to the Latinx & Hispanic Employee Network

I am delighted to welcome you to the Latinx & Hispanic E-Net at the University of Wyoming. The goal of this group to bring Latinx & Hispanic employees and faculty members together on campus to offer one another support and to celebrate our identities. Our events will include social get togethers, professional development workshops, and opportunities to meet mentors and mentees. As Team Leader, it is my hope that we can grow an inclusive environment for current and future employees at UW. I look forward to meeting with you.

Samantha Velez
Outreach Coordinator
School of Energy Resources

Bio: Following her bachelor’s at Arizona State University, Samantha Velez completed her master’s degree in English at UW in 2017. Her work explored monsters in Guillermo Del Toro’s filmography and in Roald Dahl’s children’s literature. Today, she is the Outreach Coordinator at the School of Energy Resources.


LatinX and Hispanic Employee Network Events:

Latinx & Hispanic E-Net Welcome Sancocho November 26, 2019:

The Latinx & Hispanic E-Net had its first social event on November 15, 2019. We enjoyed a Colombian sancocho and got to know one another. Sancocho is a traditional Latin American soup.  Find the recipe here!

It was great to meet new faces and to start building a community across campus.

Look out for our upcoming events next semester, and please share with other Latinx & Hispanic staff and faculty on campus.

 Sancocho Photo from the first E-Net Event


Sam Velez - Employee Network Team Leader



Upcoming Latinx and Hispanic E-Net Events

Please Note: As of March 16, 2020 all University of Wyoming events are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19. For more information please visit: 

Latinx and Hispanic E-Net Potluck - Join us for lunch to share our favorite foods and get to know one another. Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:00 p.m. Coe Library 506.

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“What is Mentorship and How Do We Do It?” – E-Net Champion and Vice President for Research and Economic Development Ed Synakowski will join us for lunch to share his experiences with being a mentor and being a mentee. Learn how to find a mentor/mentee and why mentorship is important for Latinx & Hispanic professionals. Tuesday, March 31,2020 at Noon

“I am proud because…” – Join us for social and mentoring opportunities in April. Share why you’re proud to be Latinx & Hispanic and how being Latinx & Hispanic has helped you in your career. Tentative date: April – date TBD

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