Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

Hispanic Heritage MonthWe are pleased to honor some of the amazing Judge Memorial and St. Mary of the Wasatch Hispanic heritage alumni who have made significant contributions to our communities.

We know there are many more Hispanic heritage alumni in the Judge and St. Mary’s community who deserve to be recognized and honored, and we are grateful for all who continue to strengthen our Judge community and enrich our lives. We celebrate all these Hispanic heritage alumni who have and continue to impact our lives. If you would like to recognize an alumnus with Hispanic heritage in the Judge or St. Mary community please click here.

 

Margaret "Margy" Gonzales Moss '51 was Judge Memorial's first Hispanic heritage Homecoming Queen. She was also a cheerleader and served on the Basilean yearbook committee.  

Margy Gonzales

Dick Lovato '53 was one of Judge Memorial's first Hispanic heritage football team co-captains along with Gilbert Martinez '53.  He lettered in both football and baseball.

Dick Lovato

Gilbert Martinez '53 was one of Judge Memorial's first Hispanic heritage football team co-captain along with Dick Lovato '53.  He was also president of the Varsity Club.

Gil Martinez

Matthew L. Jimenez MD '79 is an orthopaedic surgeon for the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and a clinical professor for the University of Illinois Chicago Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Matt Jimenez 79

The Honorable Renee Jimenez ’82 was appointed a Juvenile Court Judge in 2013 by Governor Gary Herbert. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in 1988 and a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1991.

Renee Jimenez

Amy Garcia Adkins '89 is a Senior Content Strategist for Adobe Design where she works in product content strategy and design, and user experience and user interface writing for Adobe's Experience Cloud team.

Amy Adkins

Maria Stallings-Ostrowski '89 is a director with Joiya Wellness. The Joiya community reaches out to help people live their best life using daily wellness practices. Maria is also a full-time caregiver, wife, & mother of two young men & three dogs!

Maria Ostrowski

Martín Muñoz '92 is a Juvenile Justice Policy Fellow at VOICES FOR UTAH CHILDREN.  He received his Master's of Public Administration from the University of Utah in 2018 and is the current board president of the University of Utah Pi Alpha Honor Society.

Munoz 92

Marcos Espinoza '97 is the founder and CEO of Side Project Jerky and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He started the company almost 10 years ago as a side project while he was a construction estimator.  But now that it has grown, he works on it full time.   

Marco Espinoza 97
Nicole Salazar-Hall '98 is currently a Shareholder with Parsons Behle & Latimer.  She has served on the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission representing Council District 5 since November 2017, the Division of Child and Family Services Child Welfare Improvement Council since 2014, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake Board of Trustees since 2015 and was Board President July 2020 to July 2021, Centro de la Familia de Utah Board of Trustees since 2014, Utah Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Utah Rules of Evidence since 2017, and was appointed by Mayor Mendenhall to serve as a Core Commissioner on the Salt Lake City Racial Equity in Policing Commission in July 2020. Nicole received the Children's Champion Award from Voices for Utah Children in 2020.
 
Nicole Salazar-Hall
Victoria Gonzalez Cabal '08 serves as Director of the Office for Student Inclusion and the First Ascent Scholars program at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. She holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Utah, as well as B.A. in Communication, and M.Ed. in School Counseling from Loyola University Chicago.

 

Victoria Cabal

Rosalba Dominguez '01 was elected to the Murray City Council District 3 and is active in both local and national politics.

Rosa Dominguez
Danielle Ypiña Gangadeen '01 is one of the first to join Space Force from serving in the U.S. Air Force for over 19 years.

 

Danielle Ypina

Maryanne Batey Emery '02 is currently working in private practice while pursuing a doctoral degree in Psychology at Loma Linda University. She specializes in Medical Family Therapy and Registered Play Therapy, in additional to organic brain-behavior mechanisms of neuroplastic change. For the past decade, Maryanne has worked in several domains of neurodevelopmental, epigenetic, and cognitive psychophysiological NIMH research at The University of Utah, where she has focused on stress and resilience formation in individuals, families, and communities. She has consulted on several bioethical, research-based training programs in The School of Medicine at The University of Utah, receiving a commendation for "Excellence in Serving Disenfranchised Populations in Higher Education."

Emery 02

Danielle Valdez ‘06 is a Behaviorial Health Consultant at University of Utah Health and a Licensed Clincial Social Worker.


Danielle Valdez
Matthew Jimenez '08 in a clinical and neurodevelopmental therapist at New Focus Academy in Heber, Utah where he works with struggling teen boys.  He received a master's degree in Clinical Psychology in 2018 from Regis University.
Matt Jimenez

Kianna Chacon '19 is currently an academic advisor for Colorado Mesa University. She is seeking a degree in Secondary Education with a focus in English and plans to go on to get her Masters and PhD in Higher Education Administration and Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah.

Chacon

Jacob Fausto ‘19 was selected as one of 20 Scholar of the Year finalists for the 2021 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Leaders in Education Awards.


Jacob Fausto

Carlos Padilla ‘19 received the Internships of the Year Award from the University of Utah Career and Professional Development Center for his internship at the Utah House of Representatives.


Carlos Padilla

Rene Valles '19 is pre-med in his third year at the University of Utah studying kinesiology. He has been volunteering and serving the underserved populations at the Hope Clinic in Midvale, once a week for several years as a Spanish interpreter. (He's been using the Spanish he learned in Ms Fimbres class at Judge.)

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