Staff

 NHI Staff

Working at the National Hispanic Institute involved much more than being on an eight to five job.  Often times staff are known to work fourteen, sixteen hour days, including weekends to meet the demands of constituency of youth from different parts of the United States and Latin America. Were it not for a highly committed and creative set of individuals and all of the volunteers that they annually mobilize to carry out the organization’s mission, the impact that the Institute has on the lives of youth would not be possible.  We are proud to introduce a caliber of individuals who through their diligence and commitment do the work of many. 

Ernesto Nieto

Ernesto Nieto

President & Founder

Native of Houston, Texas
Distinguished Alumnus & Board of Trustees, Southwestern University
Honorary Doctorate, Texas Wesleyan University
Honorary Doctorate, Austin College
Recognized by National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Involved with NHI since 1979

512-357-6137 ext. 210
nietoe@aol.com

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 of College Admissions Counselors
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/El Instituto Tecnologico
Estudios Superiores de Mty (dual degree)
BA Latin American Studies, Vassar College
Involved with NHI since 1983

512-828-6733
nsada@nhimail.com

Julio I. Cotto

Julio I. Cotto

Senior Vice President & Office of Admissions

Native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
MLA in 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

Analysse Rodriquez Escobar

Analysse Rodriguez Escobar

Business Office

Native of San Antonio, Texas
BA Communication/ Minor Bi-Cultural Studies, University of Texas San Antonio
Mexican Culture Studies, La Universidad de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco
Involved with NHI Since 2001

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

Louie Tijerina

Louie Tijerina

Office of Admissions

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

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

Zachary Gonzalez

College & Volunteer Services

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

Office Of Admissions
Leadership Services Center - Villanova Univerity

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


484-222-1461
gaby@nhimail.com


Karla Martinez

Alumni Relations

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


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

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