Meet the team
Professor, Department of Languages, Cultures and Literatures
Faculty Liaison, Mulvaney Center
ILVI Faculty Co-Director
Kevin Guerrieri, PhD, joined the faculty in 2002. He teaches courses on Latin American literature and culture and on the Spanish language. His research is focused on Latin American literature and cultural production, specializing in Colombian narrative, human rights, as well as Scholarship of Engagement. Guerrieri was president (2013-2017) of the Asociación de Colombianistas, an international organization that promotes the study of Colombia in the areas of the humanities and the social sciences. His courses consistently integrate community-engagement projects, and he serves as a faculty liaison for the Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness, and Social Action. He was an ILVI participant in 2014 and became Co-Director in 2016.
Director of Partnerships and Family-Centered Impact
Educational Enrichment Systems
ILVI Community Co-Director
Blake Hofstad is the Director of Partnerships and Family-Centered Impact for Educational Enrichment Systems’ (EES), which operates two child care centers in Linda Vista. He works with family support staff to ensure children and their families have access to wraparound support services. Since 2017, part of his role has included facilitating the San Diego chapter of Parent Voices, a statewide child care advocacy organization. In October of 2017, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Linda Vista Town Council, where he currently serves as Vice President. Blake graduated from the University of San Diego in 2015 with degrees in Spanish and International Relations and received a certificate in Early Childhood Transdisciplinary Education and Mental Health from San Diego State in 2017. He joined ILVI in the summer of 2018 as Community Co-Director.
Some of our Faculty Members
Some of our Community Partners