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2011 CHCI Scholarship Recipients

Community College

Cecilia Alcaraz
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Reno, NV
AA, Nursing
Truckee Meadows Community College

Luis C. Alvarez
2010/11 CHCI Fellowship Class Scholar
 
San Mateo, CA
AA, Astrophysics
College of San Mateo

Erica Arambulo

CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Douglas, GA
AA, Psychology
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Estephanie Barragan
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar

Othello, WA
AA, Education   
Big Bend Community College

Daniel Brennan
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern

Santa Fe, NM
AA, Psychology 
Santa Fe Community College

Nikole D. Cabrera
CHCI-Marc Anthony Foundation Scholar
Miami, FL
AA, Architecture
Miami Dade College

Carolina Echeverri
Cooper City, FL
AA, International Affairs
Tallahassee Community College

Eliezer A. Encarnacion
Miami, FL
AA, Computer Science
Miami Dade College

Odalys Esquivel
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar
Dallas, TX
AA, Journalism
Brookhaven College

Anival J. Gonzalez

CHCI-Telemundo Scholar Intern
Bronx, NY
AA, Video Arts & Technology
Borough of Manhattan Community College

Don L. Hampton
Sacramento, CA
AA, Business Administration
American River College

Christian M. Marin

Las Vegas, NV
AA, International Languages & Education
Community College of Southern Nevada

Laura B. Martinez
San Antonio, TX
AA, Liberal Arts
St. Philips College

Ileana M. Mattison
CHCI-Dine Equity Scholar

Pollock Pines, CA
AA, Paralegal Studies
Sage College

Brian Moreira
CHCI-Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Scholar

Somerset, NJ
AA, Business Administration
Raritan Valley Community College

Hilda E. Moreno
CHCI-FedEx Scholar

Paramount, CA
AA, Accounting
Cerritos College

Jose M. Muñoz

CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern 
Mitchell, SD
AA, Radiologic Technology
Mitchell Technical Institute

Angelica D. Perez

Albuquerque, NM
AA, HVAC
Central New Mexico Community College

Monica E. Rivas 
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
Silver Spring, MD
AA, Education
Montgomery College

Jannet E. Ruiz
Bloomington, CA
AA, Education
Riverside Community College

Maria Tisdale

Hampton, VA
AA, Computer Science
Thomas Nelson Community College

Undergraduate

Marjorie Abreu
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
 
Bronx, NY
BS, Nursing
College of Mt. Saint Vincent

Jacqueline A. Acosta
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar
Stockton, CA
BA, Biological Sciences
University of California, Davis

Leslie A. Aguilar
CHCI-Hyundai Scholar
Riverside, CA
BA, Neuroscience
University of California, Riverside

Jessica Alonso

CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar 
Jackson, NY
BA, Education
CUNY Queens College

Lesley K. Andrade
CHCI-Nike Scholar
Rogers, AR
BA, Early Childhood Education
University of Arkansas, Fort Smith

Jhoselyn Arias
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar

Milwaukee, WI
BA, Education & Psychology
University of Wisconsin, Parkside

Abraham Avila

CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar 
San Diego, CA
BS, Kinesiology & Pre-Physical Therapy
San Diego State University

Anavictoria Avila
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar

Anaheim, CA
BA, Family & Social Justice Studies
University of California, Berkeley

Rose I. Aviles
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar Intern

Lake Park, FL
BA, Broadcast Journalism & International Relations
University of Miami

Steve Basora

CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar 
Willington, CT
BS, Psychology
University of Connecticut

Cindy D. Bonilla
CHCI-Toyota Scholar
Reseda, CA
BA, Anthropology & Ethnic Studies
Brown University

Morgan S. Brand

CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar 
Seattle, WA
BS, Neuroscience
Emory University

Kylah I. Bruno
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
New York, NY
BA, Education
Pace University

Yanira Burgos

CHCI-Toyota Scholar
Chicago, IL
BA, Psychology
Elmhurst College

Annai Burrola
CHCI-PhRMA Scholar
Santa Fe, NM
BS, Family Studies
University of New Mexico

Kawailani Calarruda-Nunes
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar

Waianae, HI
BA, Spanish
Marist College

Noelia Callejas
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar Intern

Phoenix, AZ
BA, Public Relations
University of Southern California

Daniel Caraballo
CHCI-Heineken USA Scholar

Cleveland, OH
BA, Musical Theater
Kent State University

Michelle Carrera
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar Intern

Miami, FL
BS, Journalism 
Boston University

Amy M. Carrizales
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar

San Antonio, TX
BS, Nutrition 
University of the Incarnate Word

Marisol Castellanos
CHCI-Hyundai Scholar

Inglewood, CA
BS, Electrical Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Evelin J. Castillo
CHCI-Marc Anthony Foundation Scholar

Rockville, MD
BS, Design & Merchandising
Drexel University

Gerardo Castillo

CHCI-USTelecom Association Scholar
Houston, TX
BS, Biology
University of Houston, University Park

Sonia Cervantes
Weiser, ID
BA, Social Work & Spanish
Boise State University 

Silvia Chavez
CHCI-Lilly USA Scholar

Clifton, TX
BA, Biology
Texas A&M University

Stephanie Chavez
CHCI-Lilly USA Scholar
Raymond, WA
BS, Sociology
University of Washington 

William S. Chavez 
San Antonio, TX
BA, Mathematics & Religion
University of Rochester

Jessica Chia
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar

Lydon, KS
BA, Sociology & Journalism
Baylor University

Genesis Ciprian
CHCI-Banco Popular Scholar

Bronx, NY
BA, Pre-Med, Psychology
University of Rochester

Dalia G. Contreras
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar

Laredo, TX
BA, Bilingual Education
Texas A&M International University

Yoel R. Cortés Peña
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
Atlanta, GA
BS, Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Anthony J. Covarrubias
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar 
Wexford, PA
BS, Civil Engineering
Purdue University

Michelle Dhansinghani
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar
Mc Allen, TX
BA, International Relations & Global Studies
University of Texas at Austin

Angel Dolores
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
Gresham, OR
BA, Biology
Pacific University

Moriah Elusta
Chicago, IL
BS, Biology
University of Illinois, Chicago

Merari Z. Espinoza

CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
Washington, DC
BA, Nursing
Trinity Washington University

Valerie Ferdin
CHCI-Solomón P. Ortiz Scholar

Corpus Christi, TX
BS, Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

Candi Esquina
Montgomery, IL
BA, Pre-Medicine
Aurora University

Naomi Flores
CHCI-Toyota Scholar 
Machesney Park, IL
BFA, Art & Design
Syracuse University

Jemima Galan
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar

Rialto, CA
BA, Philosophy
University of California, Irvine

Ericka I. Garcia
CHCI-Nike Scholar
Oceanside, CA
BS, Nursing
Palomar College

Martin Garcia
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar
Stockton, CA
BS, Music Education
Corban University

Ari J. Garcia Oscos
Forth Worth, TX
BA, Aerospace Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

Sandra Garnica
CHCI-Toyota Scholar 
Franklin Park, IL
BS/BA, Pre-Medicine & Latino Studies
Northwestern University

Jesus Ginez
CHCI-Ford Scholar

Lake Orion, MI
BSBA, International Business 
University of Detroit Mercy

Ramon A. Giron-Melendez
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar
Chelsea, MA
BA, History
Columbia University

Elena A. Gomez
Kennesaw, GA
BA, International Affairs & Spanish
University of Georgia, Athens

Juan Carlos Gomez
CHCI-Nike Scholar 
Kearny, NJ
BA, Undeclared
Montclair University

Najla A. Gomez Rodriguez
CHCI-Ford Scholar
San Jose, CA
BS, Civil Engineering
Stanford University

Matthew Gonzales
Corpus Christi, TX
BS, Nuclear Engineering
Texas A+ M University

Carolina Gonzalez
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Pocatello, ID
BS, Biology
Idaho State University

Javier Gonzalez
CHCI-Toyota Scholar

Mendota, CA
BS, Mechanical Engineering
San Diego State University

Lamont Gonzalez
CHCI-Banco Popular Scholar

Brooklyn, NY 
BA, Psychiatry & Music
Manhattanville College

Scarlett I. Gonzalez
Salem, MA
BS, International Studies
Endicott College

Timna A. Gonzalez
Brownsville, TX
BA, Undeclared 
Gettysburg College

Chelsea A. Granillo
Las Cruces, NM
BA, Early Childhood Education
University of Arizona

Hermes R. Grullon
CHCI-Dine Equity Scholar

Brooklyn, NY
BA, Political Science
DePauw University

Veronica Guevara
Marshalltown, IA
BA, Political Science
University of Iowa

Aidee Guzman
Firebaugh, CA
BS, Food Science & Horticulture
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Elmer Guzman

CHCI-Toyota Scholar 
Northlake, IL
BS, Nursing
University of Iowa

Adrian L. Hernandez
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar
Bakersfield, CA
BS, Biology
University of California, Los Angeles 

Brandy S. Herrera
Springdale, AR
BA, Political Science
University of Arkansas

Julianna J. Hurtado
Carrollton, TX
BA, Liberal Studies
New York University

Nasario Z. Jaimes
CHCI-FedEx Scholar

Leander, TX
BS, Science Technology & International Affairs
Georgetown University

Daniel F. Jimenez

CHCI-Dine Equity Scholar
Apple Valley, MN
BS, Electrical Engineering
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Jacqueline A. Jimenez

Bridgeview, IL
BA, Public Policy & Latin American Studies
DePaul University

Carlos Juarez
Los Angeles, CA
BA, Political Science
University of California, Los Angeles

Beth C. Kaniuka
CHCI-Lilly USA Scholar

Allentown, PA
BA, Architecture
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Emmanuel Laboy
Fanwood, NJ
BA, Political Science
Quinnipiac University

Claudia V. Lara
CHCI-Ford Scholar
Miami, FL
BA, Industrial Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Ruy A. Laredo
CHCI-Merck & Co. Scholar
Walnut Creek, CA
BA, Undeclared
University of California, Davis

Rosmady Liriano
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar
Brooklyn, NY
BA, Communications
York College

Serafin Lopez
CHCI-Marc Anthony Foundation Scholar

Chicago, IL
BFA, Graphic Design
Columbia College, Chicago

Desiree A. Lovato
2010/11 CHCI Fellowship Class Scholar

Bernalillo, NM
BA, Biology
University of New Mexico

Kevin Magaña
Jackson Heights, NY
BA, Government
Georgetown University

Erica Mancinas
CHCI-FedEx Scholar
Mesa, AZ
BA, Economics & Political Science
Fordham University

Isamar Marmolejo
Eagle Pass, TX
BA, Sociology & Spanish
Texas Tech University

Emilia A. Martinez
CHCI-Ford Scholar

Woodhaven, MI
BA, Social Work
Spring Arbor University

José C. Martinez
CHCI-Marc Anthony Foundation Scholar

Edinburg, TX
BS, Culinary Arts & Food Services
Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte

Daniel Martinez
CHCI-United Technologies Scholar
Dallas, TX
BA, Mechanical Engineering
Baylor University

Veronica Martinez
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern

Haines City, FL
BS, Nursing
Florida Hospital College of Health Science

Emily T. Martinez-Lanza
CHCI-Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Scholar

Coral Gables, FL
BS, Economics & Government
Harvard College

Chase Matamoroz
CHCI-Lilly USA Scholar
 
Montebello, CA
BA, Human Resources Management
La Sierra University

Andres S. Medina
CHCI-Ford Scholar

Bensenville, IL
BA, Engineering Science
Benedictine University

Gabriela Melchor
CHCI-Anheuser-Busch Scholar
Pomona, CA
BA, History & Spanish
Bates College

Jacqueline Mendez
CHCI-Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Scholar
Brooklyn, NY
BS, Accounting
SUNY at Albany

Efrain Mercado
Newark, NJ
BA,  Psychology
Rutgers University, Newark

Brian Merlano
CHCI-Nike Scholar 
Miami, FL
BS, International Relations/ Italian
New York University

Mathew Molina
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Olton, TX
BS, Nursing
Abilene Christian University

Araceli Morales-Santos
Graham, NC
BA, Undeclared
Wake Forest University

Andre J. Mota
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar
Rocklin, CA
BS, Biology
University of California, Davis

Rene A. Najera
CHCI-Marc Anthony Foundation Scholar
Alexandria, VA
BS, Engineering & Music Industry
James Madison University

Felix A. Navarro, Jr. 
CHCI-PepsiCo Scholar
Kissimmee, FL
BA, Political Science
CUNY City College

Noemi A. Nuñez
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern

Santa Rosa, CA
BS, Psychology
Dominican University of California

Winston V. Ortiz
Carolina, PR
BA, Business Administration
University of Puerto Rico, Carolina

Mariana Parisca
CHCI-Dine Equity Scholar

Toledo, OH
BA, Communication Design & Marketing
Washington University, St. Louis

Natalia Parra-Barrero
CHCI-Nike Scholar 
Tampa, FL
BS, Undeclared
NOVA Southeastern University

Nadia K. Pedroza
CHCI-Lilly USA Scholar 
Aurora, CO
BA, Art & Psychology
University of Northern Colorado

Michelle Peralta
Cranston, MA
BA, Psychology
CUNY City College

Samantha M. Perez
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Los Angeles, CA
BA, Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

Aldo T. Pineda
CHCI-Marc Anthony Foundation Scholar

Charlotte, NC
BS, Business Administration

Jordan Prado
CHCI-Nike Scholar

Fort Madison, IA
BA, Industrial Technology Education
University of Northern Iowa

Cristina Pulido
CHCI-Lockheed Martin Scholar

Edinburg, TX
BA, Pre-Medicine
University of Texas- Pan American

Ismael Quinones
CHCI-Heineken USA Scholar

Carolina, PR
BA, Music
Inter American University of Puerto Rico

Pablo Quintero
CHCI-eResources Scholar
Anaheim, CA
BA, Economics
University of California, Los Angeles

Brenda Ramirez
CHCI-Toyota Scholar 
Houston, TX
BA, Bilingual Education
University of Houston

Dehigar A. Ramirez
North Attleboro, MA
BA, Biochemistry & Political Science
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Bill J. Ramos
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar Intern

Los Angeles, CA
BA, Communications
University of Southern California

Javier Ramos
CHCI-Toyota Scholar 
Carpentersville, IL
BA, Education
Illinois State University

Alfredo G. Reyes
CHCI-Hyundai Scholar
San Diego, CA
BA, Business Administration
University of California, Los Angeles

Filomena del Carmen Reyes
CHCI-eResources Scholar
Alexandria, VA
BA, Criminal Justice
Old Dominion University

John Rincón
Helena, MT
BS, Political Science & Psychology
Carroll College

David R. Rios
CHCI-Nike Scholar 
Antioch, CA
BS, Criminal Justice
San Francisco State University

Ariel L. Rivera
Atlanta, GA
BS, Undeclared 
Providence College

Mayra Rivera
Washington, DC
BA, Health Promotion
American University

Briana T. R. Robinson
CHCI-Marc Anthony Foundation Scholar

Gary, IN
BA, Dance
The Julliard School

Carlos A. Rodriguez
CHCI-Banco Popular Scholar

New York, NY
BA, Undeclared
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Sharon D. Rodriguez
Lexington, KY
BA, Allied Health
Ohio State University

Peter J. Rufo
CHCI-Ford Scholar

Lorain, OH
BS, Mechanical Engineering
Valparaiso University

Ericka Y. Salazar
CHCI-Nike Scholar 
Los Angeles, CA
BS, Social Welfare/Chicana(o) Studies
University of California, Berkeley

Jocelyn Salgado
CHCI-Hyundai Scholar
Bell, CA
BA, Psychology
University of California, Riverside

Mario I. Sanchez
CHCI-FedEx Scholar

San Luis, AZ
BS, Business Administration
Arizona State University

Camilla A. Silva
CHCI-Lockheed Martin Scholar 
West Jordan, UT
BS, Biochemistry
University of Utah

Dylan R. Skye
CHCI-Marc Anthony Foundation Scholar

Stow Creek, NJ
BA, Architecture
Philadelphia University

Angel Tamez
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern 
Rio Grande City, TX
BS, Nursing
University of Texas Pan American

Guillermo A. Terrazas
El Paso, TX
BS, Aerospace Engineering
University of Texas at Austin

Natalie Valdes
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar Intern

Miami, FL
BA, Visual & Media Arts Studies
Emerson College

Mireya Valdez 
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar
 
Kuna, ID
BS, Nursing
Boise State University

Jordana Vasquez
CHCI-Marc Anthony Foundation Scholar

Perth Amboy, NJ
BA, Architecture
Pratt Institute

Maria De Los Angeles Vasquez
Quincy, MA
BA, Sociology & Political Science
Boston College

Mayra Velazquez
CHCI-Solomón P. Ortiz Scholar
Brownsville, TX
BS, Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University

Carina Ventura
Thornton, CO
BA, Political Science
University of California, Los Angeles

Addison J. Verger
Parkland, FL
BS, Undeclared
Rice University

Fernando A. Villavicencio
CHCI-Ford Scholar

Hialeah, FL
BS, Mechanical Engineering
University of Wisconsin

Octavio Viramontes
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar

Earlimart, CA
BA, Bioengineering
Harvard College

Krystal Watson
Buffalo, NY
BS, Business Administration 
Buffalo State College

Julia E. West
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar 
El Paso, TX
BS, Nursing
University of Texas at El Paso

Angelica Yanez
Sylva, NC
BA, Nursing
Western Carolina University

Reyes Zaragoza
2010/11 CHCI Fellowship Class Scholar

Lynwood, CA
BS, Business Administration
Pepperdine University

Graduate

Lorenzo Aranda
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Henderson, NV
Masters in Mental Health Counseling
University of Phoenix

Daniel A. Arellano
Tucson, AZ
Juris Doctorate
University of Arizona 

Cesar Aviles

CHCI-Heineken USA Scholar
Albuquerque, NM
Masters of Violin Performance
University of New Mexico

Hector A. Colon-Rivera
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern

Ponce, PR
Doctorate of Medicine
University of Puerto Rico, Ponce

Samuel J. Diaz

Phoenix, AZ
Juris Doctorate 
University of California, Berkeley

Gianfranco Frojo
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Auburn, AL
Doctorate of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Olivia Garcia-Quinones

Los Angeles, CA
Doctorate of Political Science
University of California, Los Angeles

Andie I. Gonzalez
CHCI-Ford Scholar

East Lansing, MI
Masters of Public Health 
Michigan State University

Marcelo F. López

San Juan, PR
Masters of Architecture
Columbia University

Saeed Monterrey

CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar 
Tempe, AZ
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Andrew Taylor Still University

Stacey Pereira

CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar 
Redmond, WA
Doctorate of Medicine
Rush University

Noemi Perez-Silva
CHCI-Heineken USA Scholar

Tallahassee, FL
Masters of Music
Florida State University

Jorge A. Ramallo Pardo
 
Springfield, VA
Doctorate of Medicine
Yale University

Rebecca Rodriguez

CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern 
Decatur, GA
Doctorate of Psychology
Georgia State University

Miriam C. Vanoni
CHCI-Heineken USA Scholar 
Medford, MA
Doctorate of Music in Piano Performance
Boston University

 

 

 

 

 


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