Zaragoza Leaders

Meet our team of fantastic students who will help you navigate through Zaragoza, Rattler Days, and into the academic year!

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Meet your Zaragoza Directors:

Mayra

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Classification: Senior
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Alton, TX
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment?
My most memorable moment here at St. Mary’s was my freshman year. I will never forget the feeling of leaving the nest, and making a new home here. I made lifelong friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Hobbies: 
My favorite hobbies are going to ‘Painting with a Twist’, volunteering at The Children’s Shelter, and spending time with my family.


David

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Classification: Senior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Additional Languages Spoken: Romanian

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment?
My most memorable moment was when the light went on in my head that I am at the right university where I was meant to be.

Hobbies: 
Some of my favorite hobbies are to play golf any chance I get, go to the gym, and shop.


Meet your Zaragoza Leaders:

Luisa

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Classification: Junior
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment?
My most memorable St. Mary’s experience is spending a semester studying abroad in Spain. I got to meet many people, visit many places, and immerge myself in a completely different culture.

Hobbies: 
My hobbies include going to ‘Painting with a Twist’, dancing, crafting, and doing community service.


Erik

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Classification: Freshman
Major: Entrepreneurial Studies
Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment? 
My most memorable St. Mary’s moment is driving to Lulu’s Bakery at one in the morning with a group of friends to eat the 3-pound cinnamon roll.

Hobbies:
Cooking, driving, and listening to music.


Joshua

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Classification: Sophomore
Major: Biology
Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment?  
One of my most memorable moments here at St. Mary’s was when I became a member of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. It felt humbling becoming a part of a nationwide organization, full of people with the same or similar career goals. I knew that I didn’t have to rely only on advisors for educational or career advice because now I have people to go to for help who are or have been in my shoes.

Hobbies:
My biggest hobby is, by far, bowling. Some other hobbies include: playing saxophone and clarinet, watching science videos on YouTube, and hanging out with friends.


Debbie

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Classification: Senior
Major: Exercise & Sports Science
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment?  
My most memorable St. Mary’s moment was the carnival put on by UPC at the Flex Field. Everything was free. It was great!

Hobbies:
My hobbies include listening to music, performing dance routines, and most of all, playing volleyball and singing.


Spunky

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Classification: Senior
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment?  
Listing only one most memorable experience at StMU is a hard one because I have had so many amazing experiences in my 3 years here. A couple of my most amazing experiences are LeaderShape and Rattler Awakening. Those experiences are part of what helped shape who I am today and helped me when I was going through a really hard time!

Hobbies:
My hobbies are crafting, watching TV, listening to music, theater, and I am obsessed with Hannah Montana/ Miley Cyrus!


Michael

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Classification: Freshman
Major: International Business
Hometown: Kiel, Germany
Additional Languages Spoken: German

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment?  
My most memorable moment at St. Mary’s was at Hooray during Zaragoza.

Hobbies:
Hang out with friends, work out, and play video games.


Stacey

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Classification: Senior
Major: Art Education
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment?  
My most memorable moment is performing as a musical entertainer at Fiesta Oyster Bake—this time I was a St. Mary’s student.

Hobbies:
Singing, painting, playing guitar, watching movies, & taking pictures


Pablo

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Classification: Sophomore
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Houston, TX
Additional Languages Spoken: French & Spanish

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment? 
My most memorable moment was acting and singing in the musical RENT here at St. Mary’s!

Hobbies:
like singing, community service, reading, watching television, studying, and playing video games.


Robert

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Classification: Senior
Major: Engineering Management
Hometown: Bandera, TX
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment? 
My favorite St. Mary’s memory was the day I became part of the St. Mary’s community.

Hobbies:
Guitar, sports, hunting, and fishing.


Kimberly

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Classification: Senior
Major: Marketing
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment? 
My most memorable moment at St. Mary’s was my freshman year. My first year living on campus was a wonderful experience; however it was the year where I learned the importance of time management.

Hobbies:
I like to paint, draw, and craft. I also love to spend time with my dogs and my wonderful family. Another thing I like is listening to music, and helping those in need.


Bre

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Classification: Junior
Major: English & Philosophy
Hometown: Shreveport, LA

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment? 
I do not have just one most memorable moment because I am involved in so much here at St.Mary’s: Black Student Union, Chapel Choir, Accapella Choir, Rowdy Rattlers, Democrattlers, Zaragoza Leader, Tour Guide, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Step Team Captain and Rattler Awakening staff. I am even a two time co-ed intramural basketball champion. Not to mention I am a commuter as well. So in all my most memorable memory is being at St. Mary’s in general. The life, the family environment, and spirit really stick to you.

Hobbies:
My favorite hobby at St. Mary’s is poetry or free style rap at Open Mic Nite.


Rachel

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Classification: Sophomore
Major: Art Education
Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment? 
My most memorable moment at St. Mary’s was visiting the school for the first time and knowing I belong here.

Hobbies:
One of my most favorite things to do is take pictures.


Lane

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Classification: Junior
Major: Management
Hometown: Edinburg, TX

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment? 
My most memorable moment was the very first time that I set foot on the St. Mary’s campus during Zaragoza Orientation. It was a gorgeous campus and everyone seemed to be really nice. I was a bit shy meeting new people but the Zaragoza Leaders really helped me make friends who have stayed with me all the years that I have attended this university. I have so much respect for St. Mary’s because it really helped me get out of my shell into the confident, bright, and bubbly person that I am today.

Hobbies:
My favorite hobby, or my passion, is dancing. I am a professional Ballroom dancer with a background in Ballet, Jazz, and Contemporary. Some of my other hobbies include swimming, music, video games, shopping, and sports.


Sky

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Classification: Freshman
Major: Entrepreneurial Studies
Hometown: Helotes, TX

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment? 
My most memorable St. Mary’s moment was the first time I met my mentor, Kimberly. My mentor has played a significant role in helping shape my future. I am so thankful for her and everything she has done for me.

Hobbies:
Some of my hobbies include working out, learning, and eating.


Denisse

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Classification: Sophomore
Major: Psychology
Hometown: McAllen, TX
Additional Languages Spoken: Spanish

Most Memorable St. Mary’s Moment? 
My most memorable moment was my Zaragoza. At my Zaragoza I met some of the most amazing people! I am glad to say that I am still close to many of the friends I made. My experience at Zaragoza made my transition from high school into college a lot easier because I already had a group of friends to hang out with from St. Mary’s.

Hobbies:
I love dancing and playing soccer! I also like reading suspenseful books, and I recently got into Vampire Diaries.