Our Success Stories


"I am a Junior majoring in Human Resources Development. I was born in Monterrey, Mexico and came to the United States when I was 3 years old. I transferred to UH Fall 2016 as a Pre-med student, but decided to switch majors at the beginning of the semester. I will be graduating May 2019 and plan to work in the medical field, but come back for my masters shortly after. I have been in HBSA since I transferred to UH, they have been a huge support system in some of the most difficult times. During these semesters I had the opportunity to have a big, littles, mentors, and now have the opportunity to work with the community relation officer. I have found not only great friends, but a HUGE familia."

— Nancy Salinas


"I was born and raised here in Houston all my life and have nothing but love and respect for this city. I was surrounded by a Hispanic community throughout my years in school, but when I enrolled to the University of Houston, I was unsure of how I was going to fit in. It was one morning after class when I saw HBSA at Rush Week promoting their Info Night. I decided to attend, unaware of how much my life would change. Since then, I have made countless friends and connections throughout the events, grown as a professional through the competitions, and have gained a strong knowledge of the many opportunities that are out there for people just like me. Looking back at my first few weeks since joining HBSA, it’s crazy to me how much I have grown out of my shell. It just goes to show that the Familia aspect really is powerful in this organization, and the bond between members is our key to success."

— Rutty Serna