Shine Trabucco (M.A. ’19)

2022 Crossing Latinidades Mellon Humanities Fellowship Recipient

2022 Presidential Award Winners

Zoe Brigman

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas 
Degree: B.A. in Music with Teacher Certification

Regina de la Parra

Hometown: Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México 
Degree: B.A. in International and Global Studies

Wilzave Quiles Guzmán

Hometown: Camuy, Puerto Rico 
Degree: B.A. in International and Global Studies

Sarah Daniela Uhlig

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas 
Degree: B.A. in Theology and English and M.A. in English Literature and Language

Shalini Venkat

Hometown: Helotes, Texas 
Degree: B.A. in Psychology

2021 Presidential Award Winners

Allison Grijalva

Allison A. Grijalva

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas 
Degree: B.A. in Political Science

Adam Nerio

Mark “Adam” Nerio

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas 
Degree: M.A. in Public History

Angela Perez

Angela Perez

Hometown: Mission, Texas 
Degree: B.A. in Political Science

Ana Saravia

Ana Paula Saravia

Hometown: Lima, Peru 
Degree: B.A. in Economics

2020 Presidential Award Winners

Lupita Partida

Lupita Partida

Hometown: Laredo, Texas 
Degree: B.A. in Political Science
Future Plans: Library of Congress Junior Fellows Program

Samantha Salazar

Samantha Salazar

Hometown: League City, Texas 
Degree: B.A. in Communication Studies 
Future Plans: Career in Media Production/Communications  

2019 Presidential Award Winners

Andrew Jazbani

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Degree: B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science
Future Plans: Andrew will attend the Physical Therapy Program at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in the pursuit of his dream of becoming a sports physical therapist.

Ximena S. Mondragon

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Degree: B.A. in Political Science
Future Plans: Ximena intends to attend law school to become an immigration attorney. She plans on running for public office with the goal of serving as governor of Texas.

Daniel A. Reyes

Hometown: Austin, Texas
Degree: B.A. in Political Science
Future Plans: After graduation, Daniel will work with Accenture Consulting as a business management consultant. He plans to attend law school, with the ultimate goal of sitting on the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

José Arturo Tapia Villaseñor

Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico
Degree: B.A. in Speech Communication
Future Plans: In late July, José will begin his post-graduate service with the Marianist Pulse Program at St. Vincent De Paul Homeless Shelter. He plans to pursue a graduate degree in social work or music education, and a career as a performing musician and songwriter.

2018 Presidential Award Winners

Marshall Ayres Bowen

Hometown: Austin, Texas
Degrees: J.D./M.A. in Theology
Future Plans: Marshall will be a law clerk for the Hon. Kevin Yeary (B.A. ’87, J.D. ’91), Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Barbara E. Falcon-Mendoza

Hometown: Austin, Texas
Degree: B.A. Political Science with Art minor
Future Plans: Barbara will move to California to work for Google in their two-year rotational program, pursue a graduate degree in business and work in the tech or government sector. Her life’s goal is to establish a nonprofit to help survivors of domestic violence. 

Valeria Denisse García

Hometown: Brownsville, Texas
Degrees: B.A. in Speech Communication with Visual Communication Design minor, B.A. in Spanish
Future Plans: Valeria will participate in a year of service with Rostro de Cristo, a faith-based organization in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and then hopes to pursue a master’s degree in nonprofit management.

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