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Tina Smith, Graduate Student Assistant – Bedford, TX
Graduate Student, Counseling, Southern Methodist University
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
Tina is currently seeking her Master's degree in Counseling and has a passion for working with abused and neglected children. She enjoys staying active and spending time with loved ones. Austin, Texas is her favorite city because there is always something fun to do outdoors and explore. Her little dog Daisy is her world.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." – Mahatma Gandhi
Justin Keeling, Program Assistant – Pearland, TX
Junior, Software Engineering & Computer Science
Justin is a junior with a dual major in software engineering and computer science with focuses in networks and embedded systems. After graduation, Justin plans on beginning his graduate education and helping implement diversity into STEM workplaces. In his spare time, Justin enjoys spending time at home with his partner and three cats.
"Learning never exhausts the mind." – Leonardo da Vinci
Beth Alemayoh, Office Assistant – Dallas, TX
Junior, Business Administration
Beth graduated from Plano East Senior High in 2011 and the decision to study business is what brought her to UT Dallas! She plans to earn a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Operational Behavior and Human Resources. In her leisure, Beth enjoys doing quiet and relaxing activities. She also appreciates attending concerts and live shows as well as traveling and spending time with her family.
"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right." – Henry Ford
Felipe Gaspar, G-Force Mentor – Dallas, TX
Felipe is a first generation college student from his family. He enjoys listening to various genres of music and PC gaming. One of his greatest accomplishments is working for G-Force because it was one of the main reason Felipe is at UT Dallas and he loves having the opportunity to pay the experience forward.
"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." – Voltaire
Nicholas Goudeau, G-Force Mentor
Brent Hamilton, G-Force Mentor – Farmersville, TX
Junior, International Political Economy
Brent is from a small town of three-thousand people approximately an hour northeast of Richardson, where waving at strangers is commonplace, football is king, and coffee is black. He is a student at The School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, majoring in International Political Economy. Brent is passionate about people and cultures and how they influence the world. He chose to enroll at the UT Dallas because of the combination of knowledgeable and passionate professors, diverse student body, and beautiful campus atmosphere. Brent is a huge Dallas sports fan and loves his Cowboys, Rangers, and Mavericks. He is also a huge fan of the Chelsea Football Club of the English Premier League, Go Blues! Brent is happy to be a mentor to high school students and hopes to lead by example to inspire students to accomplish their educational and career goals.
"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't. – Jerry Rice
Stephen John, G-Force Mentor – Dallas, TX
Senior, Historical Studies
Stephen is pursuing a degree in history to become a high school history teacher. Stephen loves sports, listening to different genres of music, and learning new things. He is involved in the South Asian branch of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at UT Dallas and enjoys the time there. He enjoys being a part of G-Force and interacting with various students at the high school, which has given him a chance to learn numerous things through this organization.
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso
Luis Martinez, G-Force Mentor – Dallas, TX
Senior, Computer Science
Luis is a Dallas Cowboys fan and a huge HIMYM fan! He is a transfer student from DCCCD and is pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. This is his first semester at UT Dallas and he is a first generation college student. Outside of school, Luis mentors six college freshmen and four high school seniors. He is an advocate for higher education. One of his goals is to be a professor at a university and pass down all the wisdom that has been shared with him by others.
"A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether." – Roy H. Williams
LaToya Mitchell, G-Force Mentor – Austin, TX
Senior, Speech-Language Pathology & Child Learning and Development
After she receives her Bachelor's degree, LaToya plans on attending graduate school to receive her Master's degree and to become a speech pathologist to young children. LaToya is highly involved on campus as a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and as the captain of the cheer team. In her spare time, LaToya likes to volunteer and hang out with her family and friends.
"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Paula Muniz, G-Force Mentor – Dallas, TX
Senior, Arts & Technology
Paula loves books and music and is a member of Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority, Inc. Paula enjoys working with G-Force because she was in a similar position where she was unsure of the process to apply for college. Paula wishes there was someone to guide her through the process back then, but now, with her experiences, she can help other students. She is still not sure what her future holds for her, but she does know that she would like to make a difference.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away." – Maya Angelou
Cindy Osorio, G-Force Mentor – Dallas, TX
Cindy is a Marketing student at the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the UT Dallas studying to obtain her bachelor's degree with a minor in Psychology and a concentration in sales. She is honored to say that she graduated Valedictorian of her class in 2012 because thus far, it has been one of the greatest accomplishments that has taken her to where she stands today. Characteristically, Cindy is independent and extremely self-driven in all sense of the word and she always strives to go beyond her duties to achieve her goals because she likes to know she is making a difference, while growing as a person with every new experience. Being a part of the G-Force team is an opportunity she do not take for granted because she was given the opportunity to obtain her educational pursuits and now it is her will to pay it forward.
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Andrea Rivera, G-Force Mentor – Dallas, TX
Sophomore, Mechanical Engineering
Andrea was born and raised in Dallas, TX and attended Irma Rangel YWLS. She is a first generation college student, who is seeking a Mechanical Engineering degree. Andrea hopes to one day work for a company who is excited about helping those in need. She has had many experiences through volunteering and working to make the world a better place. Her favorite band is Linkin Park, and she loves to do anything allows her to be active. Andrea loves food and her favorite color is blue.
Gazelle Robinson, G-Force Mentor – Houston, TX
Senior, Child Learning and Development
After graduation, Gazelle plans to attend graduate school and ultimately fulfill her goal of becoming a middle school counselor. Gazelle is currently part of several organizations on campus, including the Black Student Alliance and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In her leisure, Gazelle enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and doing community service.
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." – George Eliot
Joel Romero, G-Force Mentor – Houston, TX
One of Joel's passsions is helping people. The work he does for the Department of Community Engagement is one that changes lives. He is a DJ, soccer player, and a huge football fan!
"Every man dies, not every man really lives." – William Wallace
Michael Tseggay, G-Force Mentor – Dallas, TX
Michael grew up in Plano, TX and studies Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas. He greatly enjoys the movie theater, video gaming, and reading. His chief passion, however, is sleep. His past work experiences include many years of tutoring in subject like Algebra, Geometry, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." – Aesop
Guillermo Vaquero, G-Force Mentor – Los Angeles, CA
Senior, Health Care Studies & Neuroscience
Guillermo loves working for the G-Force Mentoring Program because it gives him the opportunity to help students reach their goals. If he could he would keep this job forever, but unfortunately he can't. After graduating from UT Dallas, Guillermo plans on pursuing a career in health care while teaching soccer in the local area as a hobby!
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." – Wayne Gretzy
Scott Wayne, G-Force Mentor – Dallas, TX
Post-Baccalaureate, Teaching Certification
Bachelor of Arts, Radio/Television/Film, University of North Texas
Born and raised in Dallas, Scott is attending UT Dallas to obtain a teaching certificate. Receiving a Bachelor’s degree from University of North Texas in Radio/Television/Film, Scott worked a short stint in the Media and Advertising industries before realizing a career goal in teaching. In his free time, Scott loves to write fiction, play music, and watch classic movies. Given the chance, he can, and will talk endlessly about music and film; and looks forward to imparting his wisdom!