Meeting Liliana Ferrer, the New Mexican Consul
Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Jul 13, 2017
Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting the new Mexican Consul General in Sacramento, Liliana Ferrer. A career diplomat, Ferrer was last posted in Paris. And she is a UC Davis alum!
On Monday, Ferrer hosted a reception at the Mexican Consulate, which is located near Arco Arena in Sacramento. A number of friends of the consulate were on attendance, including California Governor Edmund G. Brown. UC Davis was well-represented at the event. Professor Amagda Perez ’91, who has worked with externs working on immigration matters for Mexican citizens who seek assistance at the consulate, was there. Many alums, including Bianca Dueñas '16 and Laura Flores-Dixit '15 of California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Dan Torres '02 of the Governor's Office, and Emilio Camacho '11 of the California Energy Commission, were also in attendance. (That's Dan Torres in photo below, with Liliana Ferrer and Governor Brown.) I was able to catch up with all of them. UC Davis Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Diversity Adela de la Torre was also at the reception.
I had a conversation with Steve Magagnani of the Sacramento Bee, who wrote a story on the reception that quotes Melinda Guzman ’88 and mentions her work founding Cien Amigos, a group of civic leaders who have advised the consulate for the past eight years. Steve expressed interest in writing about our Immigration Law Clinic, one of the very first of its kind in the United States, and we look forward to more coverage of immigration-related issues from Steve and Bee in the days ahead.