2012 CHCI Scholarship Recipients

Community College

Margarita E. Aviles
Miami, FL
Miami Dade College
A.A., Chemistry

Alberto Garcia
CHCI-Banco Popular Scholar

New York, NY
CUNY Bronx Community College
A.S., Social Services

Andrea J. Hamilton
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar
Plover, WI
Mid-State Technical College
A.S., Paramedic Technician

Roy Nuñez
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
Bronx, NY
CUNY Bronx Community College
A.A., Biology

Valentina Nuñez
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar
Gaithersburg, MD
Montgomery College, Rockville
A.A., Life Science

Natalia Pacheco
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
Croton on Hudson, NY
CUNY Hostos Community College
A.S., Dental Hygiene

Elisa M. Parmentier
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar
Sun City, CA
Mount San Jacinto College
A.S., Biology

Aramis Rodriguez
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
Lancaster, CA
Antelope Valley College
A.A., Biomedical Engineering

Adrian Rosas
CHCI-Oracle Scholar

Arbuckle, CA
American River College
A.A., Civil Engineering

Manuel S. Zavala
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar
Roswell, NM
Eastern New Mexico University
A.A., Graphic Design & Animation

Undergraduate


Cindy J. Abarca
CHCI-Oracle Scholar

South Gate, CA
Brown University
B.A., Public Policy & Education Studies

Ephraim D. Abreu
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar
Miami, FL
University of Miami
B.A., Political Science

Lismarie Acevedo
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar

Toms River, NJ
Rutgers University- New Brunswick
B.A., Criminal Justice & Spanish

Maria Elena Alba
Austin, TX
Saint Edward’s University
B.A., Criminology

Elsie Almodovar-Reyes
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar

Toledo, OH
University of Toledo
B.A., Psychology

Ricardo R. Alvarado
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar Intern
Plano, TX
University of North Texas
B.A. Communications

Monserrat Alvarez
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar
Raleigh, NC
Meredith College
B.A., Religious & Ethical Studies

Tania S. Alvarez
CHCI-Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Scholar
Silver Spring, MD
Towson University
B.A., International Business & Economy

Daniella Alviar
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
Whitestone, NY
CUNY City College
B.S., Pre-Medicine

Karla Arevalo-Alas
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Morrow, GA
Georgia State University
B.S., Exercise Science

Bryan Arroyo
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar
Peñuelas, PR
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Jennifer Avila Cerros

Fontana, CA
University of California, Riverside
B.S., Mathematics

Estefania Badillo
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar

Houston, TX
University of Houston- University Park
B.A., Communications

CJ Barberan
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar
San Teresa, NM
New Mexico State University
B.S., Electrical Engineering

Edwin Barrios
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar
Buckeye, AZ
Arizona State University
B.S., Electrical Engineering

Sophia Y. Barrios
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar
Intern
Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Biology

Jairo Bobadilla
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar

Pico Rivera, CA
California State University Long Beach
B.S., Civil Engineering

Edgar Caiza
CHCI-Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Scholar
Washington, DC
Mount Saint Mary’s College
B.S., Accounting & Sociology

Cristian Cardona

CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar
Sanger, CA
University of California, Irvine
B.S., Science & Engineering

Alissa Castellanos
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar

Battle Creek, MI
Albion College
B.A., Communications

Nora Castrejon
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar
Chicago, IL
Brown University
B.A., Political Science

Leslie Cepeda
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern

Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah
B.A., Anthropology & Pre-Medicine

Paula Cerda
CHCI-Solomon P. Ortiz Endowment Fund Scholar
Brownsville, TX
Alaska Pacific University
B.A., Counseling Psychology

Nathan S. Cordova
CHCI-Lockheed Martin Scholar

Aurora, CO
Naropa University
B.A., Religious Studies

Edith A. Cortez

CHCI-Lockheed Martin Scholar
Stockton, CA
University of California- Davis
B.S., Biological Nutrition Science

Anahely Cruz
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
New Market, VA
Eastern Mennonite University
B.A., Special Education

Olivia Cruz

Rosenberg, TX
University of Houston-University Park
B.A., Philosophy

Violeta A. Curiel
CHCI-Nike Scholar

Milwaukee, WI
Syracuse University
B.A., International Relations

Xochitl I. Davila

CHCI-Nike Scholar
Los Angeles, CA
Santa Clara University
B.A., Political Science & Spanish

Sophia DeAraujo
CHCI-Nike Scholar

Framingham, MA
University of Massachusetts- Lowell
B.S., Undeclared

Tianna M. De Jesus
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar

Miramar, FL
Florida International University
B.A., Journalism

Crystal Diaz
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar

Firebaugh, CA
San Jose State University
B.S., Public Relations & Political Science

Mayra E. Diaz
CHCI-Tyson Foods Scholar Intern
Midland, TX
Texas State University, San Marcos
B.A., Political Science

Rebecca H. Diaz
CHCI-Banco Popular Scholar

Brooklyn, NY
Baruch College
B.A., Public Affairs

Selina Diaz
Austin, TX
Our Lady of the Lake University- San Antonio
B.A., Mathematics

Brian Dorado
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar
Fayetteville, AR
University of Arkansas
B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Luz Del Alba Duarte Eustaquio
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
Mayaguez, PR
Universidad de Las Antillas
B.A., Education & Theology

Krystal Duran

CHCI-Nike Scholar
Canutillo, TX
Baylor University
B.A., Apparel Merchandising

Marcos Duran
CHCI-Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Scholar

Houston, TX
University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Business Administration & Hispanic Studies

Jacquelin Escobar
CHCI-PhRMA Scholar

Miami, FL
Barry University
B.A., Social Work

Cecilia Espinoza
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern

El Mirage, AZ
Grand Canyon University
B.S., Nursing

Maria I. Fabre
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar
Edinburg, TX
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., Biological Engineering

Isabella Fiallos
CHCI-MLB Scholar

Marrero, LA
Santa Fe College
B.A., Political Science

Crystal S. Flores
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar

Caldwell, ID
College of Idaho
B.S., Biology

Bianca Fonseca Cervantes
CHCI-Walmart Scholar

Phoenix, AZ
Occidental College
B.A., Urban & Environmental Policy

Crystal M. Gaeta
CHCI-USTelecom Association Scholar

Monrovia, CA
University of California Los Angeles
B.A., Business Administration

Kevin Garay
CHCI-Tyson Scholar Intern
Elkhorn, WI
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
B.A., Communications

Mateo M. Garcia
CHCI-Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation Scholar
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona
BA, Business Administration

Cristina Gil
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar

Chicago, IL
Georgetown University
B.A., Psychology

Wilsandra Gomez
Wilmington, DE
NOVA Southeastern University
BA, Accounting

Alexis V. Gonzalez
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Omaha, NE
Creighton University
B.S., Psychology & Spanish

Maria G. Gonzalez
CHCI-Nike Scholar
Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Valley State University
B.A., International Business

Begona Gonzalez De Ubieta
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
San Antonio, TX
Our Lady of the Lake University
B.A., Education & Spanish

Kerly M. Guerrero
Kearny, NJ
Seton Hall University
B.S., Biology & Latin American Studies

Andrea Gutierrez
CHCI-Banco Popular Scholar
Staten Island, NY
New York University
B.A., Sociology

Adam J. Hernandez
Kihei, HI
Linfield College
B.S., Biochemistry & Pre-Medicine

Joshua M. Hernandez
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar
Baltimore, MD
Capitol College
B.S., Aeronautical Engineering

Lidaysis Hernandez
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar
North Bergen, NJ
American University
B.A., International Relations & Spanish

Andrea C. Herrera
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
Silver Spring, MD
University of Maryland- College Park
B.A., Psychology

Brian Ibarra
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern

El Paso, TX
University of Texas at El Paso
B.S., Biology

Frank Jacobo
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar

San Antonio, TX
Texas State University- San Marcos
B.A., Music

Sonia Leon
Jerome, ID
University of Idaho
B.A., Business Management

Joshue Leyva
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Desert Hot Springs, CA
University of California Los Angeles
B.S., Physiological Science

Joshua J. Llodrat

High Point, NC
American University
B.A., Political Science

Brian Lopez Gonzalez
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar

Somerton, AZ
University of Arizona—Tucson
B.S., Pre-Pharmacy

Amy M. Lopez Rivera

Fontana, CA
University of Redlands
B.S., Biology

Rosswill Lyons
CHCI-Telemundo Scholar Intern

Bronx, NY
Ithaca College
B.A., Communications

Desiree D. Martinez
CHCI-Kraft Foods Scholar

Albuquerque, NM
University of New Mexico—Albuquerque
B.S., Dental Hygiene

Francisco J. Marty
Wyndmoor, PA
Villanova University
B.A., Finance

Hilda D. Mata
Saint Louis, MO
Washington University , St. Louis
B.A., Allied Health

Lorena Mejia
South Boston, MA
Bentley University
B.A., Global Perspective & Management

Vivienne T. Meljen
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Long Pond, PA
University of Scranton
B.S., Biology

Ambar N. Mena
Boston, MA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S., Aeronautical Engineering

Gerardo Mendoza
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar

Cypress, TX
Baylor University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Jazmyn Montano

CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Albuquerque, NM
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
B.S., Nursing

Learesi J. Montes

River Grove, IL
University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A., Educational Policy

America D. Morales
Cary, NC
Meredith College
B.A., Social Work & Spanish

Gabriela V. Munoz Meza
Minneapolis, MN
College of Saint Catherine- Saint Paul Campus
B.A., Nursing

Alexis Nava Teodoro
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar
Santa Ana, CA
California State University-- Long Beach
B.A., Economics & Chicano Studies

Stephanie Navarrete
Laveen, AZ
Arizona State University-West
B.A., Global Leadership

Jessica V. Naves
Los Angeles, CA
University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Business Economic

Alejandra Nevarez

CHCI-Telemundo Scholar
Denver, CO
University of Colorado, Denver
B.A., Communications

Jacqueline B. Odum
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar

Edinburg, TX
University of Texas- Pan American
BA, Political Science

Leslie M. Ochoa

Weslaco, TX
Brown University
B.A., Human Biology

Flor Ogaz
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
Deming, NM
New Mexico State University
B.A., Physical Education

Stefany Olague
Farmers Branch, TX
St. Mary’s University
B.A., Spanish & Biology

Joselin V. Padron-Rasines
Staten Island, NY
University of Florida
B.A., Political Science

Gladys M. Palacio Velez
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar
Bayamon, PR
University of Maryland- College Park
B.S., Aerospace Engineering

Valeria A. Paz
Miramar, FL
Florida International University
B.A., Biology

Evelin Pelayo
CHCI-ExxonMobil Scholar

South Gate, CA
University of California Los Angeles
BA, Anthropology

Karla L. Perez

Carolina, PR
Iowa State University
B.A., Sociology

Sthephanie P. Perez
San Fernando, CA
Azusa Pacific University
B.S., Nursing

Roberto P. Pimienta
Redwood City, CA
Stanford University
B.S., Bioengineering

Michael Portes Reynoso
Manchester, NH
Southern New Hampshire University
B.S., Computer Information Technology

Melissa Portillo

Los Angeles, CA
University of California, Santa Barbara
B.S., Sociology

James M. Potratz
Altoona, IA
Iowa State University
B.S., Computer Engineering

Kenther Ramos
Orlando, FL
Rollins College
B.A., International Affairs

Ana L. Rivera
Mission, TX
University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Government

Melissa Rodriguez
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar

Bronx, NY
Fordham University
B.A., Education

Cynthia J. Roman
Bronx, NY
College of Notre Dame
B.A., Psychology

Daniela F. Salazar
East Hartford, CT
American University
B.A., Business Administration & International Studies

Omar V. Saldana
Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
B.S., Undeclared

Roger Salinas
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar
Brownstown, MI
Wayne State University
B.A., Architectural Engineering

Jeffrey Sanchez
Jersey City, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick
B.A., Performing Arts

Kelly C. Sanchez
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
New Haven, CT
University of Connecticut
B.A., Psychology

Keyla C. Sanchez
Omaha, NE
University of Nebraska at Omaha
B.S., Neuroscience

Alexis S. Sandoval
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar

Stockton, CA
University of Southern California
BS, Mechanical Engineering

Alexandria Santiago
Sterling, VA
George Mason University
B.A., Nursing

Lorena Santiago-Hernandez
Portland, OR
Georgetown University
B.A., International Studies

Teresa Saucedo
CHCI-Tyson Scholar Intern

Addison, IL
Elmhurst College
B.A., Accounting

Paulette L. Shubin
Montebello, CA
New School University
B.A., International Studies

Miram A. Silgero
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar

Corpus Christi, TX
Texas A & M University Kingsville
B.S., Civil Engineering

Gerardo A. Tellez
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Bakersfield, CA
University of California Los Angeles
B.S., Biology

Crystal Torres
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar
Houston, TX
Texas A&M University
B.S., Civil Engineering

Katelyn E. Torres
CHCI-Que Rica Vida Scholar
Mountain Home, TX
Schreiner College
B.A., Education

Marilyn R. Travis
Los Angeles, CA
Stanford University
Undeclared

Pelatia Y. Trujillo
Albuquerque, NM
University of New Mexico
B.A., Business Administration

Cinthia A. Ulloa
Nashua, NH
Bryant College
B.A., Entrepreneurship

Cynthia Valenzuela
North Las Vegas, NV
Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Art & Business Administration

Carmin Valerdi
Los Angeles, CA
Beloit College
B.S., Psychology & Sociology

Jessica A. Valverde
Miami, FL
Pennsylvania State University
B.A., International Studies

Luis Ventura
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Los Angeles, CA
Loyola Marymount University
B.S., Biochemistry

Mary J. Vergara
CHCI-Anheuser Busch Scholar
Ridgefield Park, NJ
George Washington University
B.A., International Relations

Maria Villalpando
Lakewood, WA
Saint Martin’s College
B.S., Political Science

Paulino Villegas
CHCI-Solomon P. Ortiz Endowment Fund Scholar
Brownsville, TX
University of Texas at Brownsville
B.S., Biology

Sofia Weir
CHCI-Tyson Scholar Intern

Dallas, TX
University of Texas, Dallas
B.S., Computer Science

Elvis Yapura Andrade
CHCI-Ford Blue Oval Scholar
Arlington, VA
George Mason University
B.S., Electrical Engineering

Estefania Zamores
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Bristol, CT
Central Connecticut State University
B.A., Nursing

Catalina A. Zegers
Miami, FL
University of Michigan
B.A., Entrepreneurship

Tomas Zurita
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Woodburn, OR
University of California Irvine
B.S., Biology

Graduate

Jose C. Castillo
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern

Laredo, TX
Columbia University
Doctorate of Dentistry

Kelvin Castillo

New York, NY
Lehigh University
Masters of Globalization and Educational Change

Priscilla K. Elizondo
Los Angeles, CA
University of California, Los Angeles
Doctorate of Dentistry

Louis A. Gutierrez
San Antonio, TX
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
PhD of Computer Science

Jonathan Navas
Bloomfield, NJ
Emory University
Masters in Divinity

Jose L. Ortiz Lugo
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar
Yabucoa, PR
University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras Campus
Ph.D in Biology

Nancy Rivera
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern
Modesto, CA
University of California Davis
Masters in Nutritional Biology

Elizabeth Soto
Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology
Masters in Public Administration

Matthew S. Vazquez
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern

Santa Ana, CA
California State University Long Beach
Masters in Exercise Science

Ricky Vides
CHCI-United Health Foundation Scholar Intern

Los Angeles, CA
Saint Mary’s College of California
Masters of Counseling

 


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