Meet the Team
Luis Enrique Bazan Ed.D
Associate Director for Immersions and Arrupe Programs.
Hometown: Lima, Peru.
I am in charge of developing and supporting all University-sponsored immersion experiences (globally and domestically) for students, faculty, staff, and alumni including both for-credit and non-credit programs. I earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the Pontifical Catholic University in Lima, Peru, an MA in Religious Studies and Theology, and an Ed.D. in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. Before coming to the University of San Francisco, I worked in human rights organizations.
Fun Fact: In the weekends I like to swim across the Bay
Maria Autrey M.A
Immersion Engagement and Education Coordinator
Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs- Ella (in spanish)
Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico.
I am originally from Mexico where I got my bachelor's degree in History at Ibero Mexico City, and I have continued to work closely with the Jesuits. My passion for Social Justice took me to San Francisco, I did my Masters Degree in Educational Technology with a focus on Gender and Sexuality Justice and I am currently pursuing my Doctorate degree in Human Rights at the School of Education here at USF. I am in charge of all engagement and communications at the Immersion's office, which means I prepare all the media you see regarding the Immersion experiences, support faculty with their immersions visuals and mission and work on creating lasting engagement with our hosts in foreign countries.
Fun Fact: I am a certified chef and play the ukulele
Mauricio Diaz de Leon M.A
Assistant Director for Immersions, Justice and Outreach.
Hometown: San Diego, California
Originally, I am from Zacatecas, Mexico then moved to San Diego where I attended elementary, middle and high school. Represented USF on the men's soccer team which I am now a coach of. I was a graduate assistant to Luis Bazan before being promoted to the role of Director for Immersions, Justice and Outreach. I am currently pursuing my Doctorate in Organization and Leadership at the School of Education.
Fun Fact: I have 4 nieces and 2 nephews!
Ana Karen Barragán
Arrupe Immersion Team Leader
Hometown: Puebla, Mexico.
Ana Karen is an international graduate student from Puebla, Mexico pursuing her degree in International Studies at USF. Ana Karen studied her undergraduate degree at the Jesuit University in Puebla (IBERO Puebla), where she worked for almost 5 years as the assistant to the President of the University and also to the President of the Association of the Jesuit Universities in Latin America (AUSJAL).
Fun Fact: My favorite TV show is Vikings.
Jean Pierre (Ubu) Ndagijimana M.A
Research Associate and Head of Student Leader Program.
Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda.
I am Rwandan born in the Congo. I am a Visiting Research Scholar and Global Fellow at USF serving as a Research Associate and Resident Minister in both Social Justice and Arrupe Immersions programs. Back home I co-founded the Rwanda Psychological Society (RPS) and worked in the fields of trauma and community education for over seven years in a variety of settings. I am a native Kinyarwanda speaker, with conversational French, and some Swahili. My bachelor’s degree is in Clinical Psychology and my master’s degree in International and Multicultural Education (IME). Currently, I am a doctoral candidate at the International and Multicultural Education program at USF.
Fun fact: I play djembe to enjoy Ubu (the now)
Immersions Logistics Coordinator
Hometown: Beijing, China.
I am an international student from China. I have finished Asia Pacific Studies at USF in 2019 and currently studying for an MBA degree at the USF. I studied undergraduate at Beijing University of Technology, then I did marketing in a media company in Beijing. I will assist faculty especially on budget planning, and track documents related to Immersion projects.
Fun Fact: I like to play Nintendo Switch