Alvaro Gutierrez Frausto
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Alvaro Gutierrez Frausto is excited to serve as a College Advisor for W.T. White High School. Alvaro is a first-generation immigrant from Mexico and obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University.
During his time at Stephen F. Austin, Alvaro completed the Disney College Program and was selected to attend the IMEX (Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive, Travel, Meetings and Events) in Las Vegas for the Future Leaders Forum to present his research on Cultural Festivals. Alvaro became a member of Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. which promotes Cultural Awareness and is a Latino-Based Organization.
After working in hospitality, sales, and in the corporate workplace Alvaro wanted to pursue his passion and help other low-income students with similar backgrounds understand that there are options by helping spread his knowledge of education and resources.
When Alvaro is not helping students with college applications, he can be found going for a run or enjoying delicious tacos. Alvaro is a food enthusiast and loves trying different types of food as well as traveling. His favorite foods are tamales and lasagna. His favorite cities are Las Vegas, Nevada and Orlando, Florida.
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Ms. Bianca Portillo is excited to return as a College Advisor for W.T White High School. As a first-generation Salvadoran-American and first-generation college graduate, Ms. Portillo is passionate about giving back to her community. She is proud to hail from Hollywood, Florida, and is proud to be Salvadoran-American. Ms. Portillo is a UNT graduate and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in International Studies.
Ms. Portillo has previously worked with the wonderful staff and students of W.H Adamson as an English I Honors teacher for the P-TECH department for 2 school years. After transitioning out of the classroom Ms. Portillo worked for Communities In Schools-Dallas Region as a Site Coordinator for Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD.
Ms. Portillo has made it a mission to empower, support, and encourage students of all backgrounds to achieve their dreams and aspirations. She believes strongly in making education accessible, meaningful, and impactful for students of all economic and social backgrounds.
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Kaimen Goudy is excited to serve as the College Advisor for W.T. White High School. As an ASP alumni, she recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Government. Kaimen passionately believes that every student should have an equal opportunity to receive a higher education; she co-founded the Equity and Inclusion Committee on her college campus.
Growing up, Kaimen moved around a lot. Due to this, she attended 13 different K-12 schools. This upbringing allowed her to attend schools in various geographical, cultural, and educational settings. This transient beginning afforded her the opportunity to acquire a unique perspective of the education system. After witnessing the lack of an equitable education system for underrepresented and low-income students across the country, she became passionate about challenging the institutional systems and being a part of the solutions. As an ASP alumni she has first-hand knowledge of how significant an individual college advisor is to a student during the college application process. Through ASP, Kaimen had that much-needed support in high school and is overjoyed to now be that support for her students.
Ms.Goudy also enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, photography, visiting museums, and musicals.
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Lorryn Par is so excited to be joining the ASP team as a College Advisor. As a first generation immigrant, who succeeded in her own goals for higher education, she is ready to help do the same for her community right here in Dallas ISD!
After graduating from The University of North Texas with a Bachelors of Science in Integrative Studies and a minor in Business Analytics, she found a passion in helping and empowering the youth. Now with the Academic Success Program, she is delighted to be able to help make a difference and provide support in the lives of the students at W.T. White High School.
A few of her hobbies include listening to audio books or podcasts and going hiking with friends.
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Maxine Chamberlin is thrilled to serve in her second year as a College Advisor for W.T. White High School. She was born and raised in Dallas County and graduated from Texas Tech University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with minors in Spanish and Chemistry. After graduating from Texas Tech, Mrs. Chamberlin worked in two psychology research laboratories including a Schizophrenia and Bipolar lab in the Psychology department of the University of Texas at Dallas.
As a first generation student herself, she understands how difficult and daunting the college process can be especially when you don’t have someone to guide you, and is determined to help teach students about all opportunities that are available to them. She wants students to know that they can pursue their own dreams and futures. She strongly believes that every student, regardless of their background, deserves the chance to go to a college that will support them fully.
Although she loves editing her students essays whenever she can, in her free time Mrs. Chamberlin enjoys watching scary movies with her husband and cuddling up on her couch with her two cats: Anakin & Pancake. She also loves crocheting gifts for her family and friends, and reading as many scary books as she can get her hands on.