Staff

 NHI Staff

Similar to its training faculty, NHI employees are former participants who serve in full time roles with broad duties and responsibilities for the organization’s many summer programs. All of them are college graduates and have received their undergraduate and graduate degrees from colleges and universities that include Vassar College, Southwestern University, Boston University, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas Christian University, University of Chicago, Texas State University, University of Texas at Austin, St. Edwards University, El Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, and Tufts University. 

Ernesto Nieto

Ernesto Nieto

President & Founder

Native of Houston, Texas
Distinguished Alumnus & Trustee, Southwestern University
Honorary Doctorate, Texas Wesleyan University
Honorary Doctorate, Austin College
Recognized by National Association for College Admissions Counseling and National Education Association 
Involved with NHI since 1979

512-357-6137 ext. 210
nietoe@nhimail.com
Twitter - @NHIFounder

Gloria de Leon

Gloria de Leon

Executive Vice President 

Native of McAllen, Texas
Distinguished Alumnus, University of Texas-Pan American
Honorary Doctorate, Texas Wesleyan University
Honorary Doctorate, Austin College
Recognized by National Association for College Admissions Counseling
Involved with NHI since 1979

gdeleon@aol.com

Kathryn Nicole Nieto de Sada

Kathryn Nicole Nieto de Sada

Executive Vice President, Policy & Advancement

Native of Austin, Texas
MBA, University of Texas at Austin
MBA, El Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
BA, Latin American Studies, Vassar College
Involved with NHI since 1983

512-828-6733
nsada@nhimail.com

Julio I. Cotto

Julio I. Cotto

Director, Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session

Native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
MLA, Humanities, St. Edward's University
BA, Latin American Studies & Philosophy, Boston University
Involved with NHI since 1997

512-357-6137 ext. 211
jcotto@nhimail.com
Twitter - @NHIJulio

Analysse Rodriquez Escobar

Analysse Rodriguez Escobar

Vice President, Business and Administration

Native of San Antonio, Texas
BA, Communication/ Minor Bicultural Studies, University of Texas San Antonio
Mexican Culture Studies, Universidad de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco
MBA Candidate, Our Lady of the Lake University

Involved with NHI Since 2001

512-357-6137 ext. 208
analysse@nhimail.com

Louie Tijerina

Louie Tijerina

Director, Great Debate 

Native of Brownsville, Texas
BBA, Entrepreneurial Management, Texas Christian University
Involved with NHI since 2005

512-357-6137 ext. 215
louie@nhimail.com
Twitter - @Louie__T

Zachary Gonzalez

Director, College Services and the Collegiate World Series

Native of Austin, Texas
BA Spanish/BAIS International Relations, Texas State University
Involved with NHI since 2005

512-357-6137 ext. 205
zgonzalez@nhimail.com

Gabriela Morales Barajas

Director, Villanova University/NHI Leadership Services Center
Outreach Coordinator, Northeast U.S. and Latin America 

Native of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
BS, El Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Involved with NHI since 2005

484-222-1461
gaby@nhimail.com
Twitter - @gabyanaloga


Karla Martinez

Director, Midwest Initiatives
Outreach Coordinator for Midwest U.S. 

Native of Palatine, Illinois
BA, Law, Letters & Society, University of Chicago
Involved with NHI since 2005


512-357-6137 ext. 212
karla@nhimail.com

 

Astrid Fuentes

Director, Community Relations

Native of Dallas, Texas
BA, International Relations, Tufts University
Involved with NHI since 2007


512-357-6137 ext. 207
astrid@nhimail.com

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