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Our Team

Introducing members that have collaborated in the Sol y Agua Project.

Meet Our Team

The team is composed of university students ranging from junior to graduate classifications. We have members from diverse backgrounds that give the project a multicultural perspective. The guidance team is composed of professors from The University of Texas at El Paso.


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Angel U. Ortega

Software Engineer

Angel U. Ortega obtained his Bachelor's in Computer Science in May of 2016 at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Angel is an International Student from Mexico and is fluent in Spanish, English, and French.

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Jesus Tellez

Software Engineer

Jesus Tellez is a graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Program. Currently, he works at CYBER-ShARE on the Sol y Agua Project. Jesus's previous work experience includes working as a bartender at a ballroom ...

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Christian Murga

Data Scientist

Christian Murga has graduate with an Associates of Arts in Computer Science at the El Paso Community College (EPCC), and he is currently an undergraduate student pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at the..

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Ivonne Lopez

HCI Specialist

Ivonne Lopez is an undergraduate student pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), with an expected graduation date of May 2016. She has worked as a Web ...

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Kevin Lanahan

Software Developer

Kevin Lanahan is an undergraduate student pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), with an expected graduation date of May 2017. He served as Treasurer ...

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David Jones

Musician

David Jones is an undergraduate student studying for a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. He is a transfer student from EPCC, who is now at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with an expected graduation ...

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Lennox Thompson

Geoscientist

Lennox Thompson is from Baltimore, Maryland where he graduated with a BSc degree in computer science at Coppin State University in 2008. In August 2008, he joined Master of Science in Geophysics program at ...

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Jamila Walton

Researcher

Jamila Walton, previous CS major and currently a sophomore Pre-Nursing major at the University of Texas at El Paso. Jamila started working at CyberShARE Center of Excellence as a research assistant for ...

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Victor Reyes

Technology Consultant

Victor Reyes has been with CYBER-ShARE since early in 2015. He is currently an undergraduate research assistant and Information Technology assistant along as a computer science major expected to graduate ...

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Dr. Ann Gates

Director of Cyber-ShARE

Ann Q. Gates, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Her areas of research are in software engineering and cyberinfrastructure with ...

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Dr. Monika Akbar

Assistant Director

Monika Akbar, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department and Cyber-ShARE Research Center at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Her areas of research are in data and ...

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Mary K. Roy

Faculty Advisor

Mary K. Roy has provided guidance on diverse educational resources and assisted the research team with plenty of informational material. She is a professor at the University of Texas at El Paso ...

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Dr. Song An

Educational Advisor

Song An, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Division of Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).

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Dr. Daniel Tillman

Educational Advisor

Daniel Tillman, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Educational Technology at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) as well as the director of the Educational Technology Research Laboratory.

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