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Student Leadership: Meet the Team


Management Intern 
UTSA President

Maria Viramontes is a junior at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she is pursuing a degree in Business Management. She has been actively involved in the Jewish community on campus since her freshman year, serving on various committees and being a member of Hillel's development committee. Her first role with Hillel was as an engagement intern, where she worked to foster a sense of community and connection among Jewish students on campus through events, programming, and outreach efforts. Maria is passionate about her Jewish identity and Israel, and is currently participating in the International Israel Campus Coalition fellowship. She also served as the chair of last year's Israel Block Party, one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. In addition to her involvement with Hillel, Maria works as a lifeguard and competes in triathlons. She can be reached at

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Management Intern
Trinity President

Kate Schulle is a Sophomore at Trinity University, where she is studying Political Science with a double minor in English and Women & Gender Studies. She will be serving as the Management Intern and President of Hillel for the 2022-2023 academic year. As President of Hillel, Kate will be responsible for leading the organization and working with other members of the leadership team to plan and execute events, programming, and outreach efforts that promote a sense of belonging and connection among Jewish students on campus. In addition to her involvement with Hillel, Kate is a member of the NCAA D3 Women's Golf Team and the Admission Ambassadors program at Trinity University. She is excited to work with Jewish students to provide engaging programming and cultivate a strong sense of community on campus. Kate can be contacted at

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Engagement Intern

Trinity University

Sage Shirley is a sophomore at Trinity University, where he is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Psychology. He has had a positive and enriching experience with Hillel San Antonio during his freshman year, and is excited to use his internship to provide similar opportunities for his peers. In addition to his involvement with Hillel, Sage is actively involved in on-campus organizations such as ResLife, Orientation Team, and the International Humanitarian Crisis Initiative. He is committed to exploring and embracing his Jewish identity through his involvement with Hillel and beyond. Sage can be contacted at

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Communications Intern


Darah Rivera is a sophomore at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she is pursuing a degree in Psychology. Darah has a strong foundation in the Jewish community, having participated in various activities such as attending synagogue with her parents, assisting with Shabbat school, and being a part of the AJC's Leaders for Tomorrow program. Over the past year, she has been actively engaged in the Jewish community in San Antonio, attending Hillel events and contributing to the planning of the annual Israel Block Party. Darah is committed to continuing her education about Judaism and sharing her knowledge about Jewish culture and life. She is eager to take on a leadership role as a student and looks forward to furthering her involvement in the Jewish community. Darah can be contacted at

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Religious and Cultural Intern

Jay Burdine is a sophomore at Trinity University, where they are pursuing a degree in Studio Art with a minor in Creative Writing. They have a strong background in the Jewish community, having attended Jewish schools and summer camps from grades K-12. Through these experiences, they have developed a passion for learning about the rich and diverse histories of Judaism. In addition to their academic pursuits, they have volunteered with organizations such as The Friendship Circle and the Shlenker School, a Jewish elementary school in Houston. They are honored to have the opportunity to share their interests in Judaism and to help plan cultural events with the San Antonio Hillel team. They can be contacted at

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