Favorite thing about UMHB
I love that UMHB is a place that not only equips students to impact their local communities but the global community as well.
I grew up in a town 5 minutes from the border and 15 minutes from South Padre Island. I love traveling, spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants and coffee shops, and being a part of a solid church community. During my time at UMHB, I helped plan several student life events, led worship at spiritual life events, co-directed Revival, and was a member of First Year Council, Ministry Leadership Council, and Student Foundation. I graduated in 2014 and before working for UMHB, I worked at my church and interned for a missions organization in Guatemala. I love South Texas and I’m so glad I get to recruit students from that area and help these students become part of the UMHB family.
I have been to 16 different countries.
Whenever I think back to my four years at UMHB, I can’t help but recognize them as some of the most formative years of my life. Coming from a tight-knit Hispanic family, leaving college wasn’t a normal thing to do. I always assumed I’d go to the local college in town. When the door opened to go to UMHB, I knew it was an incredible opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I’m so thankful for this school and all of the knowledge and experience it gave me. I got an excellent education and made lifelong friends. Being in a community of campus leaders, staff members, faculty, and friends who all shared the desire to glorify God in everything they did definitely took part in who I am today. I couldn’t be more thankful to be back and be working for this incredible institution.