Ollie Hennigan​​ - Ollie has been studying languages at Texas State University since 2016. He has taken an active interest in subjects such as linguistics and cultural history and is always excited for new adventures.  On a personal level he's quite the collector, boasting a comic collection of over 300 books. He is also passionate about cooking, especially when it involves learning traditional recipes from outside the borders of the US. Ollie is an enthusiastic addition to the Centro team, and looks forward to working with the San Marcos community.

Edward Ybarra Jr was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is a first-generation college student. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in international studies. Edward currently works at Texas State University as a Graduate Assistant for the PACE Peer Mentoring Program. Being a part of a team, consistency, and responsibility are important values for Edward, not only as a student but as a worker. In his free time, Edward loves to play video games, practicing guitar, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Dana Carlat - I am a senior at Texas State University who is majoring in Accounting and Spanish. I began studying Spanish in middle school and grew to love it. I started off with a minor in Spanish, but now I am wanting to continue my studies. I am also intrigued by the Hispanic culture that is present here in San Marcos and I am very excited to work with such an amazing group here at Centro. I also love animals and the outdoors; hiking is one of my favorite hobbies as well as bike riding.Type your paragraph here.

Scott Ethridge - Scott was born and raised in North Texas and is a senior majoring in Spanish at Texas State University. In his free time he enjoys running and spending time with his family. “Through my internship at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos I am thankful to be a part of a team that celebrates the amazing and diverse contributions that Hispanic cultures bring to the San Marcos area as well as the state of Texas as a whole."

If you're interested in volunteering or pursuing an Internship at Centro please contact Dr. Ricardo Espinoza at (815) 503-2250 or ricoespinoza@gmail.com

Lucía Aguilar - Lucía was born and raised in Eagle Pass, Tx/Piedras Negras, COAH and is a senior at Texas State University pursuing her Bachelors in Spanish  with a Teaching Certification. “As an intern at Centro Cultural Hispano, it has opened my eyes and taught me the importance of being Mexican-American and also how our language and culture is so important among our community. This internship will give me the opportunity to help others learn more about my culture by creating a fun and safe environment.”

Karen Saucedo - Karen is a born and raised Laredoan and a Texas State University Alumni where she recently received her Bachelors in International Relations. 

"Interning at Centro Cultural Hispano has been a pivotal element as to how I view our community because it creates a safe environment to all, most importantly the unity in the Mexican American community." 

Current Interns for 

Fall 2020

Olivia Cohen was born and raised on Long Island, New York and is currently a junior at Texas State. She is pursuing her bacherlor's degree in International Relations and Spanish. As an intern and a student Olivia is very hardworking, organized and driven. In her free time, Olivia loves to lift weights, cook, and explore different areas of Texas with her best friends.

Former Interns

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Anthony Salazar - Anthony was born and raised in an urban area outside of Houston, Texas. He is currently a senior at Texas State University pursuing a Bachelors in International Studies. “As an intern at Centro Cultural Hispanic, this opportunity has broadened my knowledge and perspective of Hispanic culture, value, and traditions.  For the Hispanic community, I am able to be a voice, share experiences, and support all areas that make San Marcos a great diverse community."

Samantha Nava - "Interning at Centro was definitely an experience like no other. The obstacles and responsibilities I faced were nerve wrecking but not unwelcome as I soon realized I had the support from a team of culturally similar people around me. Each person I met at Centro led me to eventually grow in confidence in my own work as well as in my beliefs.  With the guidance of my director and peers, Centro gave me the courage to strive for other opportunities while still using the skills I learned during my time here."

Olivia Montemayor -Olivia is a born and raised laredoan and a senior at Texas State University. She is pursuing a Bachelors in Spanish. "Upon looking for an internship, Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos really portrayed to me the values it enriched in Mexican-American heritage for the community. This Internship has allowed me to show how proud I am of my culture and being able to work around these features have impacted me greatly."

Adam Maximillian Rech - 

Adam is a Spanish for Professions and Psychology major at Texas State University. "Everything I love: art, teaching, sharing, learning, in a capacity that has given me honor, I found during my internship at Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos. I will always be grateful for my time at Centro, and the relationships I have made. Thank you to Dr. Espinoza, Ms. Cathi, Ms. Gloria, and all the Centro family." 22.06.2020

Kimberly Escobar - Karen was born in Houston and raised in San Antonio Texas. She is a senior at Texas State University and pursuing a bachelor’s in psychology and Spanish. "Thanks to Dr. Lucy Harney of the Department of Modern Languages and Dr. Ricardo Espinoza for giving me an opportunity to become part of a team that celebrates the importance of Hispanic cultures. This internship will give an opportunity to learn more about Hispanic culture, values and traditions."