UTRGV Unsung Heroes

 


MEET JOE LARA

Joe LaraJoe Lara is a multi-tasker. He can go from checking maintenance on lab equipment to a round of restocking and checkup on every lab inside the new Music, Science & Learning Center on the Brownsville Campus. As a lab supervisor, each day brings him a mountain of work – but it’s work he loves.

 

MEET ESPERANZA ROCHA

Esperanza RochaEsperanza Rocha gazes occasionally out her office window to enjoy a view of UTRGV’s beautiful front lawn. Her job is to answer questions from university faculty and staff about employment education, and she works hard to help make the process go as smoothly as possible.

 

MEET VERONICA AVILES

MONICA YATESIt’s a typically humid South Texas morning, but a little perspiration doesn’t faze Veronica Aviles. She greets everyone she meets with genuine, maternal interest as she makes her rounds of the buildings on the UTRGV Brownsville Campus.

 

MEET MONICA YATES

Monica YatesMonica Yates’s office at UTRGV is a comfort zone, dotted with students’ trinkets that make the space feel personal.

 

MEET OFELIA JIMENEZ

Ofelia JimenezAs soon as you step into her office, you’ll notice shining wall plaques and plenty of Wonder Woman memorabilia. There are photos of the University Marketing and Communications (UMC) team in colorful costumes from Halloweens past, too; it’s her favorite holiday and she goes all out.