Program Educational Directors

 Program Educational Directors

Educational directors of NHI are former participants who have since graduated from college, are gainfully employed, and desire to assist with NHI’s summer leadership initiatives in directorship roles; person in these roles must be over 25 years of age and demonstrate in-depth knowledge of NHI pedagogy and field program experience; they must also undergo extensive training in project management and evaluation that include developing knowledge of specific programs and their requirements; person serving in these roles are provided with paid honorariums for their services.

Lia Carpio 
Native of Lockhart, TX
School of Business, Adams State College
BS in Social Sciences, Florida State University
Involved since 1991

Eric Carpio
Native of Alamosa, CO
Office of Enrollment Management, Adams State College
BS in Business Administration, Colorado State University
MA in Counseling, Adams State College
Involved since 1995

Lydia Ruelas-Duran
Native of Berwyn, IL
Delano Elementary School District
BA in Sociology and Anthropology, Augustana College
Involved with NHI since 2004

Miguel Duran
Native of Delano, CA
Delano Joint Union School District
BA of Sociology and Chicano Studies, San Diego State University
Involved with NHI since 1998

Hector H. Lopez
Native of El Paso, TX
Office of Admissions, Villanova University
BA in Foreign Service, Georgetown University
MA in Strategic Communication, Villanova University
Involved with NHI since 1995

Chris Nieto
Native of Kyle, TX
Qobe Group
BA in Communications, Southwestern University
Involved with NHI since 1990

Michelle Saenz-Rodriguez
Native of Dallas, TX
Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C
BA in English, University of Texas at Austin
Doctor of Jurisprudence, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Involved since 1983

George Rodriguez
Native of Dallas, TX
Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C
BA in Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Doctor of Jurisprudence, Southern Methodist University
Involved with NHI since 1984

K. Nicole Sada
Native of Austin, TX
Senior Vice President of NHI
BA in Latin American Studies, Vassar College
MBA, University of Texas at Austin
Involved with NHI since 1988

Tino Villarreal
Native of Brownsville, TX
President, TG Group
BA in Business Administration, University of Texas at Brownsville
Involved since 2001

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