Contributing Writers

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Esperanza’s board and staff consist of dedicated individuals from all ages, races, ethnicities, sexual identities, religious and political ideologies, and socioeconomic upbringings. We came to the Esperanza at different times in our lives. Some of us have stayed a while, some have left, and others return and leave as their needs direct them. We are people surviving in a world overwhelmed with hate and anger, but we are also people who still hold on to hope. We believe in the role of art and culture in helping to share that hope. We believe that peace and justice can be reached, but we are people who also know that the road to esperanza, peace, and justice takes time and patience. Despite this, we are committed to the mission and vision of the Esperanza. We are Esperanza.

Jose Garcia - Intern, 2021 Summer and Fall

Jose Garcia is a Computer Science major at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

He is a Computer Science Intern for NOWCastSA, where he works with data to create meaningful visualizations.

Jose also works with other staff and interns to manage and maintain the website.

His LinkedIn profile is here.

Kristen Ruby Cervellini - Copy Editor

Biography: coming soon

Beth Graham - Newsletter Editor

Beth Graham is NOWCastSA's MVV (Most Valuable Volunteer) because she manages the newsletter, our primary contact with the NOWCastSA community. In her spare time, she is a board member for the Friends of San Antonio Public Library, and a freelance journalist who prefers the Oxford Comma.

Harry Range - blogger

Biography:

Urban 15 - Culture

bio coming soon

Amanda Evrard - President and Owner

 

WHY: I believe with effective multi-platform marketing, organizations with big dreams can change the world and as a member of your team, we can make a difference together.

HOW: I am a communications professional with more than 10 years of experience. My goal is to use my skills and expertise to help organizations succeed by forming meaningful connections with their target audiences. I rely on data to monitor progress and show results.

WHAT: JTE Communications provides marketing solutions to organizations to achieve their dreams.

Learn more and schedule a free 30-minute consultation at jtecomms.com.

Rudy Arispe - Journalist and story teller

I was born in Seguin and raised in Schertz, when Schertz was just a hick town of about 7,000 people.

I started my journalism career at The San Antonio Light in 1986 and later was a staff writer for The San Antonio Express-News.

I like telling people's stories, especially if there's a strong human interest element to it.

I graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in English and enjoy art history, sports, reading biographies and oh so much more.