2019-2020 HACER Officers

Presidentas

Brenda Venegas and Laura Vargas Infante
(bv6@rice.edu) (lv14@rice.edu)

Laura and Brenda ~ las presidentas ~ are two seniors from Sid Rich who are super excited for the year! Laura is an Economics major originally from Colombia and grew up in Rowlett, Texas. She has previously served as Fundraising ($$$) and Community Outreach Chair for HACER! Brenda is a Bioengineering major from Dallas but her family hails from Mexico. She previously served as Socials Chair and Cultural Awareness Chair. If you ever want to hear a much rehearsed version of “Otra Vez”, the reggaetón Classic, feel free to ask!! They’re very excited to be presidents this year as HACER has been a part of their Rice experience since Freshman year!

Vice President

Christina Stoner
(cas24@rice.edu)

Christina Stoner is a junior at Martel College studying Earth Science (geochemistry). She was born in Dallas, Texas but moved to Houston before high school and ended up at Rice! Christina’s mom is from Mexico and her dad is a gringo. She is happy to serve as VP of HACER and promote Hispanic culture at Rice and throughout the Houston community. She is always looking for any Latinx related events or opportunities around Houston to share with the organization and get more involved, so feel free to talk to her about it! Or DM her on Twitter- she’s always down to make new friends 🙂

Secretary

Stephany Marchany
(smm27@rice.edu)

Stephany Marchany is a junior at Brown College studying Civil Engineering. She calls Miami, Florida her home and has great pride for her city as well as her Colombian and Puerto Rican roots. In her free time you can find her jamming out to Maluma, playing video games, or looking for memes to share. As Secretary, she hopes to keep y’all updated on opportunities and events around Rice and Houston! She’s very grateful to HACER for providing her with a home away from home and hopes to make other members feel the same!

Treasurer

Laura K. Gonzalez
(lkg4@rice.edu)

Laura Gonzalez (she/her) is an OC Junior from Brown College studying Kinesiology with a Sports Medicine concentration. She was born in the state of Tamaulipas, Mexico but she was raised in Alief. She will loudly proclaim that she of proud of her roots in Southwest Houston. She enjoys learning and meeting new people. As treasurer, she is excited to facilitate HACER events to showcase Latinx culture on campus. She is excited to help other members get involved and fall in love with their cultures through participation in HACER.

Community Outreach Chair

Eddie Ramos
(emr9@rice.edu)

Eddie is a Sophomore at Martel College studying Neuroscience. He is from Allen, Texas and his family is from Mexico. In his free time he enjoys watching the NFL (go Cowboys!), fútbol, and going for a run. He is happy to make new friends and to make new memories helping the Houston community. Feel free to reach out to him with any volunteering ideas or anything else!

Cultural Chair

Bryan Najera Demoraes
(ban5@rice.edu)

Bryan Najera Demoraes is a junior at Baker College studying Political Science and Latin American Studies. Originally from the Houston area, he takes pride in his Brazilian and Mexican heritage. Some highlights of his Rice career include studying abroad in Spain, performing in a university musical, and, of course, connecting with other Latinos through HACER. Please reach out to me if you ever want to talk about the Latinx experience, the In the Heights soundtrack, Bad Bunny, or anything else in between!

Socials Chair

Alexus Arizola
(ada3@rice.edu)

Alexus Arizola is a sophomore at Will Rice College studying Computer Science with a minor in Engineering Design. She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, but her family is originally from Mexico. She loves the Spurs, makeup, and meeting new people. She is so excited to help bring together the Latinx community at Rice this year. If you ever want to share ideas or just talk, you’ll often find her at Chaus or the MCC, so feel free to reach out to her!