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Get to Know the Team

Who We Are


Miguel Moya

 Co-Founder and President of El Paso Leadership Network, Miguel is a Master's candidate in Education Leadership, Organizations and Entrepreneurship at Harvard University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Columbia University.

In the summer of 2022, he was a Policy & Advocacy Fellow for Leadership for Educational Equity and joined Teach for America as an 8th grade world history teacher in a low income community of Miami, Florida from 2021-2023.

Aldrin Ballesteros

Part of the inception of EPLN and current Vice President, Aldrin Ballesteros is a Staff Assistant Intern for the Mexico Institute at the Wilson Center. Aldrin is pursuing a Master of Arts in International Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Prior to interning at the Mexico Institute, Aldrin interned at congressional offices in Washington D.C. and in his district, as well as in the U.S. State Department under VSFS.

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Janine Knauerhase

Currently finishing a Master's in Education and Globalisation in Oulu, Finland, Janine completed her Bachelor's in International Studies with German and French language studies. She has experience working in U.S. Representative and State congressional offices and has a background in education research.  

In addition to being in charge of educational design in building the mentorship program and promoting educational development in EPLN, Janine also manages general operations after joining as a board member in May 2022

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Lucero Corral

Having graduated with a Bachelor's in Media Advertising from the University of Texas in El Paso, Lucero has gained valuable marketing experience as an intern in Barcelona, Spain with the global company Eatwith España. Currently, she is a Social Media Manager and Marketing Director with the Catholic University of America.

Lucero joined EPLN in February 2023, taking charge of managing social media and marketing.

Santiago Montaño

With a BS degree in Mathematics and a BA degree in French from Baylor University, Santiago has worked in both big tech software development and teaching abroad. 

Having joined EPLN in the summer of 2023, Santiago's role involves using data insights for informed decision-making and contributing to fundraising efforts to support EPLN's mission.

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