Thomas Ray Garcia

Executive Director & President

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.

Maili Mejia

Secretary

Board of Directors

Georgetown University '22

Maili Mejia is a program coordinator for the DC Schools Project and member of the Georgetown Aspiring Minority Business Leaders.  She is double majoring in international business and marketing.

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 applying to medical school.

Meet The Team

Cristian Mercado

Vice-President

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 is conducting research on diabetic retinopathy at UTRGV and applying to medical school.

Benito Garza

Board of Directors

Texas A&M University - College Station '22

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.

Matt Eventoff

Advisory Board

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 Board

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.

Nick Slack

Advisory Board

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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