MEET OUR STUDENT LEADERS

 

MARIA VIRAMONTES PEREZ

Management Intern 
UTSA President

Maria Viramontes is a junior at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where she is majoring in business management. She has played an active role in Jewish life on campus since her first year at UTSA serving on a number of committees such as her role as Israel Block Party Chair, and being an active member of Hillel's development committee. One of her priorities is always being able to provide Jewish life on campus for other students like her. Maria is passionate about her Jewish identity and Israel, and is a part of the International Israel Campus Coalition (ICC) fellowship. Aside from Hillel, Maria works as a lifeguard and enjoys competing in triathlons. You can contact Maria at meiraviramontes@gmail.com

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KATE SCHULLE

Management Intern
Trinity President

Kate Schulle is a Sophomore from Trinity University and will be serving as Management Intern and Hillel President for the 2022-2023 academic year. She is pursuing a Political Science degree with an English and Women & Gender Studies double minor. Outside of Hillel, Kate is on the NCAA D3 Women's golf team and a part of the Admission Ambassadors program for the university. She is so excited to work with Jewish students to provide new and engaging programming this year! You can contact Kate at kschulle@trinity.edu

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NOAH SPITZ

Engagement Intern

UTSA

Noah Spitz is a sophomore at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), majoring in mechanical engineering. Noah is excited to meet new students and connect them to all that Hillel has to offer. On campus, Noah serves on the Multicultural Advisory Council at UTSA which represents UTSA identity and cultural-based student organizations with an equity and social justice focus. Outside of Hillel Noah enjoys bike riding, and spending time with his pets. You can contact Noah at spitznoah@gmail.com

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SAGE SHIRLEY

Engagement Intern

Trinity University

Sage Shirley is a sophomore at Trinity University double majoring in Political Science and Psychology. After an exciting and inspiring freshman year with Hillel San Antonio, he is eager to utilize his internship to ensure similarly amazing experiences for his peers. Outside of Hillel, Sage is involved in on-campus ResLife, Orientation Team, and the International Humanitarian Crisis Initiative (Club) at Trinity. Sage looks forward to further exploring and embracing his Jewish identity throughout his time with Hillel and beyond. You can contact Sage at sshirley@trinity.edu

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DARAH RIVERA

Communications Intern

UTSA

Darah Rivera is a rising sophomore at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she is majoring in Psychology. Darah has been active in the Jewish community since she was a little girl, attending synagogue with her parents, helping with Shabbat school, and participating in AJC's Leaders for Tomorrow program. For the past year, she has been involved in the Jewish community in San Antonio, attending Hillel events and helped plan the annual Israel Block Party. Darah is continuing to learn about Judaism and sharing her knowledge about Jewish culture and life, and is very excited to become a student leader. You may contact Darah at drivera197794@gmail.com

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JAY BURDINE

Religious and Cultural Intern

Jay Burdine is a rising sophomore at Trinity University, majoring in studio art and minoring in creative writing. He has attended Jewish schools and summer camps from grades K-12, and has enjoyed learning about the obscure, mythological, and mystical histories of Judaism through fun and engaging courses. He has volunteered with Jewish organizations such as The Friendship Circle, and the Shlenker School, a Jewish elementary school in Houston. Jay is both honored and excited to share his interests in Judaism and plan meaningful cultural events with the San Antonio Hillel team. You can contact Jay at aburdine@trinity.edu

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