Puente: CAPLA Hispanic Student Organization


Puente was established in 2016 for students in the CAPLA community to connect and create a dynamic environment for the collaboration of ideas and the acknowledgment of diversity.

2022 Officers

  • President: Julia Smith
  • Vice President: Joshua Gonzalez
  • Secretary: Tony Peña
  • Treasurer: Serena Huaraque
  • Communications: Maritza Noriega



Julia Smith

Meet Julia Smith '26 B.Arch, Former President of Puente

“We all work so hard and need a break sometimes. And we need a community of people you can lean on if something crazy happens in your life,” says Julia Smith, a Bachelor of Architecture student who served as Puente's president in 2022. Learn more about Julia and how Puente provides the community she needs at CAPLA.

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