The CSUN Homegrown Group aims to link fellow CSUN alumni who currently serve as faculty or staff within the Matador community. In keeping with the diversity and inclusion the campus fosters we will utilize our strengths rooted throughout the campus to support and build resources within the group.
To connect with the group, or for any questions, please contact our staff liaison,Hannah Labra in Alumni Relations.
Tiana Mason received her BA in Child and Adolescent Development from CSUN and currently serves as the Chair of the Homegrown Faculty and Staff Group, Vice President of the Black Alumni Association, member of the Black Student Success Council, and works in the office of Student Outreach and Recruitment. Tiana has over 15 years of experience working with marginalized communities, current and former foster youth, diverse student populations, and or system-impacted students, and implementing wrap-around supportive services. Tiana is an advocate for equal opportunity and is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment that supports and empowers students and families in pursuing their desired life outcomes by facilitating access to higher education. When she is not working, you’ll find her trying a new restaurant, traveling with family and friends, or spending time at the beach.
Juliana Alvarez, CSUN class of 2012. She graduated CSUN with a Marketing Degree through the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics and is currently working in The Soraya. Juliana is a passionate advocate for the arts and specifically the diversity that can be offered to the San Fernando Valley community through such art. As a Production Administrator, she continues her commitment to cultural and musical diversity. During her free time, she enjoys running, reading and poetry slam.
Claudia Montes, CSUN Class of 2013. Claudia works in the Office of the Vice President of Administration and Finance. During this pandemic period her responsibilities are transitioning more into the Risk Management environment of the university. She has past experience in non-profit accounting, and worked for a human and immigration rights organization. It was a rewarding life opportunity to meet passionate people advocating for our community and in some way supporting their work. Claudia enjoys hiking during her free time and spending time with her young siblings.