NHI Leadership Training Faculty


Roberta Armendariz
LDZ Faculty
Mesa, AZ (Phoenix)
MA, Education, Grand Canyon University
M.Ed., University of Phoenix
BA, New Mexico State University

Andres Bernal
Northeast CWS
Queens, NY
BA, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
MA, University of San Diego
*PhD Candidate, The New School

Lia Carpio
Colorado LDZ
Director, HEAL Program, Adams State University
MA, Adams State University
BA, Florida State University

Julio Irving Cotto
LDZ Program Director
Senior Vice President, NHI
MLA, St. Edward’s University
BA, Boston University

Gloria de Leon
Faculty Consultant NHI Executive Vice President Emeritus and Co-Founder, NHI
BA, University of Texas Pan American

Alex del Barrio
Colorado LDZ
Host/Reporter, SportsRadio 610, Houston
BA, University of Texas Pan American

Analysse Escobar
Great Debate Faculty
San Antonio, TX
MBA, Our Lady of the Lake University
BA, University of Texas San Antonio

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Northeast CWS
Bronx, NY
*Candidate for New York’s 14th Congressional District

BA, Boston University

Arthur Freedman
Faculty Consultant
Principal, Action Through Learning
Professor, American University
Ph.D, University of Chicago
BA, MBA, Boston University

Luis Gonzalez Esq.
California LDZ
San Antonio, TX
Principal, LLG Law, San Antonio
JD, University of Texas School of Law
BA, Stanford University

Zachary Gonzalez
CWS Program Director
Austin, TX
Director, Collegiate World Series
Community Development
BA, BAIS, Texas State University

Janitzio Guzman
LDZ Faculty
Tulsa, OK
MD Student, University of Texas Health Sciences Center
BA, The Ohio State University

Claudia Hartleben
Great Debate Faculty
Associate, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt, and Mosle, LLP
JD, American University
BA, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Reyna Hernandez Esq.
LDZ Faculty
Assistant Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education
JD, New York School of Law
BA, Harvard University

Michelle Laredo-Torres
LDZ Faculty
Principal, NY Nena LLC
BA, Vassar College

Marisa Limon
CWS Faculty
Assistant Director, Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
BA, MA, University of Notre Dame

Hector H. Lopez
LDZ Faculty
CEO, New Exponential Thought Organization
MA, Villanova University
BSFS, Georgetown University

Melissa Lopez Garcia
Texas Ambassador Great Debate
Realtor, JBGoodwin
BA, University of Texas Pan American

John F. Lopez, Jr. Esq.
International CWS & Celebracion 2017 
Assistant District Attorney, Travis County
JD, University of Texas School of Law
BA, Southwestern University

Karla Martinez
Program Director, 6-Day Great Debate
Office of Admissions
National Hispanic Institute
BA, University of Chicago

John Minogue
C.M., faculty consultant
Professor, Center for Higher Education and Organizational Change, Benedictine University
Former President, DePaul University
D.Min., St. Mary of the Lake Seminary
MA, DePaul University
BA, St. Mary’s Seminary

Gabriela Morales
Program Director, LDZ Las Americas
Director, NHI-Villanova Leadership Service Center
MA student, Villanova University
BA, El Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico)

Chris Nieto
Texas Great Debate
Professional Development Coordinator, Round Rock Independent School District
BA, Southwestern University

Ernesto Nieto
Chief faculty
President and Founder, NHI; Principal, Third Reality Publication; Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow
DHL, Austin College
DHL, Texas Wesleyan University
Advanced graduate work, University of Houston
BA, Southwestern University

George Rodriguez
Esq., Texas LDZ
Principal, Saenz Rodriguez and Associates, P.C.
JD, Southern Methodist University
BA, University of Notre Dame

Kristina Rodriguez Tusini
Great Debate Faculty
Adjunct Professor, Lone Star Community College, Houston Community College
MA, Temple University
BA, University of Delaware

Angela Masciale
Texas CWS
Deloitte Consulting
BA, Rice University

Humberto Saenz
Texas Ambassador Great Debate
Managing Director, Premios Consulting, LLC
BA, Southwestern University

Marc Nieto
International CWS
CEO, Small Importing
MBA, Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Argentina)
BA, University of St. Thomas

Roy Nieto
CWS Faculty
President and Founder, SureScore, Inc.
BS, Southwestern University

Nicole Nieto
CWS Faculty
Executive Vice President and CFO, NHI
MBA, El Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
MBA, University of Texas at Austin
BA, Vassar College

Jennifer Olivar Perri
California LDZ
Director of Partnership Development and Multi-Platform Strategy, Univision Communications, Inc.
BA, University of San Francisco

Michelle Saenz Rodriguez Esq.
Texas LDZ
Board Chair, NHI; Principal, Saenz Rodriguez and Associates, P.C.
JD, Thomas Cooley School of Law
BA, University of Texas San Antonio

Louie Tijerina
Texas Star Great Debate
Leasing and Marketing Manager, Hopkins Commercial
BBA, Texas Christian University

Olivia Travieso
California LDZ
Partner, OCI Group
MPA, University of Texas at Austin
BA, Southwestern University

Monica Vasquez
CWS Faculty
Operations and Business Development, Synergistic Systems
MBA, University of Texas San Antonio
BA, Santa Clara University

Celestino “Tino” Villarreal, Jr.
Texas Ambassador Great Debate; LDZ Faculty
Athletic Director, St. Joseph Academy; President, TG Group
BBA, University of Texas Brownsville

NATIONAL LDZ

ED Julio Cotto, Austin, TX

ED Samantha Sevilla, Chicago, IL

 

LAS AMERICAS LDZ

ED Gabriela Morales, Philadelphia, PA

ED Roy Nieto, Austin, TX

HQ Nicole Nieto, Kyle, TX

 

NEW YORK LDZ

ED Catalina Berry, Austin, TX

ED Julio Cotto, Austin, TX

OPS Paul Martinez, San Antonio, TX

HQ Zachary Gonzalez, Austin, TX

 

INTERNATIONAL CWS

ED Zachary Gonzalez, Austin, TX

ED Marc Nieto, Houston, TX

BOT John F. Lopez, Austin, TX

 

TEXAS CWS

ED Alex Diaz, Los Angeles, CA

ED Nina Perales, San Jose, CA

ED Understudy Angela Masciale, Houston, TX

 

NORTHEAST GREAT DEBATE

ED Jose Colo, Dallas, TX

OPS Natalia Palmarini, New York, NY

ED Claudia Hernández

 

TEXAS GREAT DEBATE

ED Chris Nieto, Kyle, TX

ED Kristina Rodriguez, Houston, TX

CALIFORNIA LDZ

EP Jennifer, Olivar, Los Ángeles, CA

ED Luis Gonzalez, San Antonio, TX

OPS Olivia Travieso, San Antonio, TX

 

COLORADO LDZ

ED Alex del Barrio, Houston, TX

ED Lia Carpio, Alamosa, CO

OPS Daryl McGuire, Columbus, OH

 

TEXAS LDZ

ED George Rodriguez, Dallas, TX

ED Michelle Saenz-Rodriguez, Dallas, TX

 

NORTHEAST CWS

ED Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bronx, NY

ED Andres Bernal, Queens, NY

OPS Alejandro Cotto, Austin, TX

 

MIDWEST GREAT DEBATE

ED Nicholas Zebrowski, Los Angeles, CA

ED Astrid Fuentes, Dallas, TX

OPS Andrew Perez, Dallas, TX

 

TEXAS STAR GREAT DEBATE

ED Louie Tijerina, Ft. Worth, TX

ED Paola Hernandez, New Braunfels, TX

HQ Karla Martinez, San Marcos, TX

 

TEXAS AMBASSADOR GREAT DEBATE

ED Celestino Villarreal, Brownsville, TX

OPS Paola Hernandez, New Braunfels, TX