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Thomas Ray Garcia

Executive Director

Princeton University '16 (B.A.)

University of California - Los Angeles '20 (M.A.)

Thomas Ray Garcia is a PhD candidate at UCLA and a Gates Millennium Scholar, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, and Rising Leaders Fellow.  He is a writer, scholar, educator, and entrepreneur.

Thomas Ray Garcia, CSLAP Executive Director

Isaac Bailon-Martinez

Board of Directors

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley '16

Isaac Bailon-Martinez is a public health and prevention specialist at the Texas Department of State Health Services. He is specializing in HIV prevention and entering medical school at Sam Houston State University.


Executive Board and Board of Directors

Cristian Mercado, CSLAP Board of Directors

Cristian Mercado

Board of Directors

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley '19

Cristian Mercado is a biomedical lab specialist and former leader at United for College Success at South Texas College. He has conducted research on diabetic retinopathy at UTRGV and interned at DHR Health Institute.

Benito Garza

Board of Directors

Texas A&M University - College Station '21

Benito Garza is the founder of the Hispanic Business Scholars Network and is a Forbes Under 30 Scholar. He is majoring in finance and minoring in sports management.


Advisory Committee


Matt Eventoff

Advisory Committee

University of Maryland College Park (B.A.)

University of Pennsylvania (M.A.)

Matt Eventoff is the owner of Princeton Public Speaking and the founder of The Oratory Project. He is an executive communication and messaging strategist.


Aurelio Montemayor

Advisory Committee

St. Edward's University (B.A.)

Antioch Graduate School of Education, Ohio (M.Ed.)

Aurelio Montemayor is a family engagement coordinator and lead trainer at IDRA. He is a former high school teacher and he continues to serve as an educator and an activist.

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Nick Slack

Advisory Committee

University of Akron (B.A.)

University of Pennsylvania (M.S.)

Nick Slack is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for WCG Clinical. He is an executive leader in the life sciences industry.

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