Latino Leadership 2023
Meet the Latino Leadership students of 2023 below!
Major: International Business
Hello, my name is Pablo Arrubla-Garces, and I am from Medellin, Columbia where I attended the Columbus School. I am passionate about International Business and aspire to become a successful entrepreneur in the United States. As a dedicated member of my university’s Friends Soccer team, I am not only focused on academics but also on developing teamwork and leadership skills through my involvement in sports.
Gustavo Renteria Jr
My name is Gustavo Renteria Jr. I am a sophomore at Friends and am studying Education. This is also my second-year wrestling as a Falcon. I am from El Paso Texas and graduated from Pebble Hills High School.
Major: Accounting and Spanish
My name is Yahir Perez, and I was born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico but I have lived in Wichita, Kansas for most of my life. I graduated from Wichita West High School in 2023. My parents are also from Torreón, Mexico. I am planning to major in accounting with a minor in Spanish. Also, I am part of Latino Leadership.
My name is Carolina Contreras. I was born and raised in Wichita, KS. I graduated from Wichita Northwest High School. With my major I want to go into Forensic Science. I’m in the Friends Universities orchestra and the instrument I play is the violin.
Major: International business, Marketing & Spanish
My name is Leonel Sanchez, and I am from Quintana Roo, Mexico. I am a new Latino Leader and here at friends and I am currently majoring in International Business, Marketing, & Spanish. I’d like to pursue my journey in being an entrepreneur and starting my own business in the near future and hopefully being able to run a successful business. What I like to do on my free time is listen to music and play sports with friends. I am very proud to be Mexican and represent my beautiful country in any way that I can!
Major: Health Science
Hello, my name is Olivia Minjares, I was born in Harlingen, Tx, but raised in Dallas, Tx. I am apart of Friends Women’s Soccer Team, and majoring in Health Science, hoping to pursue a career as a physical therapist. Friends University has brought me great memories and helped me meet amazing people.
Minor: Music and Business Administration
Hello! My name is Elijah Zortman! I am a sophomore majoring in Spanish with minors in Music and Business Administration. I am on the Cross Country, Track team, and the Singing Quakers. Friends University has brought many opportunities and great memories into my life! I’m excited for what lies ahead!
Major: Health Science
Hi! My name is Nevaeh Buntyn, I am a freshman studying health science with a minor in coaching. I am on the basketball team here at Friends and I love trying new things and being outdoors or listening to music. Can’t wait to make memories as I continue my college journey.