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

Office - (512) 357-6137 ext. 210
Email - nietoe@nhimail.com
Twitter - @NHIFounder

Gloria de Leon

Gloria de Leon

Former 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

Email - 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

Office - (512) 357-6137 ext. 207
Email - nsada@nhimail.com

Julio I. Cotto

Julio I. Cotto

Vice President of Business Administration & 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

Office - (512) 357-6137 ext. 211
Email - JCotto@nhimail.com
Twitter - @NHIJulio


Zachary Gonzalez

Director, Collegiate Affairs (Collegiate World Series, College Register, and Collegiate Leadership Network)

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

Office - (512) 357-6137 ext. 205
Email - zgonzalez@nhimail.com

Gabriela Morales Barajas

Director, Villanova University/NHI Leadership Services Center
Outreach Coordinator, Northeast United States (CT, NY, PA, and MD) and Latin America

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

Office - (610) 519-4863
Cell - (484) 222-1461
Email - gaby@nhimail.com
Twitter - @gabyanaloga


Karla Martinez

Interim Director, Great Debate & Regional Director, Midwest United States (IL, IA, MO, MN, NE, and WI)

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


Office - (512) 357-6137 ext. 206
Email - karla@nhimail.com


Dylan Besteiro

JFL Intern, Admissions Office

Native of Brownsville, Texas
Undergraduate, Texas State University
Involved with NHI since 2014


Office - (512) 357-6137 ext. 212
Email - dylan@nhimail.com

P.O. Box 220 Maxwell, TX 78656 · Tel: 512-357-6137 · Fax: 512-357-2206 · E-mail: info@nhimail.com