Sylvia M. Hernández, Director, El Paso
Sylvia joined the Loretto Academy Challenge Program in August 2013. An El Paso native, Sylvia received her BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at El Paso and is a graduate of Loretto Academy High School. She has worked in the private and not-for-profit sectors and is an engaged member of the El Paso community having served on various nonprofit boards and as a volunteer for others. The knowledge and skills gained from each experience includes organizational management, fundraising, public relations, marketing, and event planning. All of which, Hernandez whole-heartedly knows, has prepared her for her work with the students of the Challenge Program, “journeying with each student is a gift; taking an active role in her discovery of her passion for education, community and life is a complete package – joy and reward, and I get to call it work!”
Adriana Chavarria Aguilar, Assitant Director, El Paso
Adriana joined the Loretto Academy Challenge Program in 2014 after spending several years working at Loretto Academy High School where she taught English, Sociology, and Communication Applications. She graduated cum laude from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies, and joined the non-profit sector after graduation. She gained experience in developing curriculum for low-income, at-risk students, presenting programs targeting dating, sexual violence, and community outreach. She is honored to work with the gifted students in the Challenge Program and their families.