Department: Center for Student Affairs at Discovery Park

Bio: I'm originally from Matamoros, Tamaulipas Mexico and grew up in League City, TX. I went to Dickinson High School in Dickinson, TX. Currently, I'm the supervisor for the Center for Student Affairs at Discovery Park. I have a BBA and MBA from Midwestern State University at Wichita Falls, TX. I also graduate with a MEd in Higher Education from UNT.

What does your role entail/what do you do: My team offer programs, events and services to the students of Discovery Park. We manage student spaces such the Discovery Park Student Lounge, the DP Student Organization Lounge and the DP Sports Rec Field. We offer console gaming and athletic equipment for student use. We also work with DP Student organizations to provide support and guidance. Finally, we act as a bridge for almost all main campus UNT student affair services to our students.

What is your favorite part about working at UNT: My favorite part is mentoring students. I am open to helping all students who are my employees, students who come through my door, and especially the students in Greek Life who I serve as a staff advisor. This job allows me to open the door for students who have similar backgrounds as myself, help them find their way here on our campus, and to graduate. I enjoy developing a connection and assisting in their success.

How have UNT students impacted your life? It feels great knowing we are positively impacting their educational experience their growth as a student and person here at UNT. It also feels great to watch them walk the stage, become experts in their fields of employment, and to grow their families. Even after they leave our campus, I'm always here for them. They may not know this, but as much they believe I make a difference for them; they do the same for me. Thank you.

Fun fact about you: I enjoy being Santa Clause for my wife's elementary school and smoking bbq in an offset smoker!

What are you proud to share with others at UNT? I'm a proud first generation educated Catholic Mexican Man

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