Meet the Staff
Interim Director of Centro Hispano; Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Ms. Picazo began the role of Interim Director of Centro Hispano on August 1, 2013. She facilitates Centro Hispano’s diversity missions to support the rapidly growing number of Hispanic students applying, attending, and completing degrees at UNCW through heritage and demographic workshops, community outreach, Hispanic faculty and staff networking, opportunities for bilingual students, culturally focused pre-college advising, professional networking, and student resources including study area, cultural library, and student organizations. She also is the new co-chair of the Latino Alliance for Southeastern North Carolina.
Masters of Arts in Teaching . East Carolina University, 2002.
Bachelor of Social Work. Appalachian State University, 1997.
MI CASA Program Advisor of Centro Hispano; Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Chris Montero, born in Venezuela, moved to Miami at age 16 to join his Cuban-American family. A graduate of Miami Southridge Senior High School, he travelled to Argentina, where he completed a certificate in radio and journalism, prior to his move to NC. An avid traveler, he began to shoot video in the islands of the Caribbean, also participating in numerous conferences dedicated to the sustainable tourism in St. Kitts, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.
B.A. Communications Studies. University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2012.
Graduate Assistant, Centro Hispano; Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
Madison was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC and is proud to call her three sisters and parents her best friends. After high school, she moved from the corn fields of Goldsboro to the big city of Raleigh, NC to attend North Carolina State University. She majored in Psychology and Spanish Language and Literature, and dabbled in many other subjects, such as Kingdom of Fungi and Orienteering. She studied abroad at La Universidad San Francisco de Quito, in Quito Ecuador, and was thrilled to learn about the world beyond North Carolina.
In 2013, she joined a flock of Seahawks as she started her Masters in Psychology here at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington! She is currently studying cognitive neuropsychology under Dr. William Overman. She is happy to be working with the staff at Centro Hispano and hopes to continue her involvement in cultural diversity at UNCW and throughout her career.
B.A. Psychology, North Carolina State University, 2012
B.A. Spanish Language and Literatre, North Carolina State University, 2012