Institute Community

 

Diaz Ana L 102016Ana L. Diaz is the administrative service coordinator in the Department of English at UTEP. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was raised in a bilingual and bicultural home in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México, and El Paso, Texas, USA. A graduate of Jefferson High School (El Paso ISD), Ana pursued her studies at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) where she earned a bachelor’s degree (2012) in sociology with a minor in legal reasoning. Her research interests include women’s history and immigration and borderlands studies. She has served as research assistant in coding data in political psychology. Along with her son, she is active in community engagement and leadership with the El Paso Humane Society, St. Ignatius Church and Rescue Mission and leads toy and clothing drives in the Paso del Norte Region. In 2015, Ana received the Outstanding Support Award from the UTEP College of Liberal Arts. She looks forward to pursuing a master’s degree in higher education administration.


 

Juan Carlos VarelaJuan Carlos Varela is a doctoral student in Borderlands History at the University of Texas-El Paso under the advisement of Dr. Sandra McGee Deutsch. His research interests include early twentieth-century Central America, imperialism, and examining how borderlands affect state sovereignty. In addition to pursuing his PhD, Varela has worked with different organizations in continuing to preserve local history, as well as to make that history more accessible to all community members.

 


 

logos copyCreative Studios (CS) within Academic Technologies at The University of Texas at El Paso collaborates with academic units to create and/or facilitate integrated, applied, and transformative teaching and learning experiences with technology. Through evidence-based pedagogical strategies, digital and multimedia course enhancement, established and emerging technology integration, and data driven assessment and analytics, Creative Studios advances the design and delivery of creative and engaging learning experiences (in all formats), and collaborates with faculty to efficiently, effectively impart content into their classes, and communicate ideas with high engagement in a digitally connected world. For more information, please contact Associate Director, Steven Varela, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



We'd like to extend our appreciation to the El Paso Historical Commission for images used on this website.

“Unrefined” appears in My Own True Name: New and Selected Poems for Young Adults, 1984–1999 by Pat Mora, ©2000 by Piñata Books, Arte Público Press, University of Houston.