Clarissa Gardea, the daughter of Gloria Hinojos, is a student at the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso. Clarissa attended the University of Texas at El Paso where she was a recipient of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation Scholarship along with an academic scholarship from UTEP. While attending UTEP she was a member of the Panhellenic Theta Xi Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. Clarissa was also recognized as a 21st Century Scholar and worked as a Peer Career Advisor for the College of Health Sciences and School of Nursing. She currently volunteers with La Fe Care Center and the Special Olympics. Clarissa was also the Vice President of administration for the UTEP Panhellenic Council and the Vice President of Membership Education for Alpha Sigma Alpha. Even with an extensive work load and a full schedule, Clarissa has made the Dean’s List at UTEP from the fall of 2012 thru the spring of 2014 and was a top-ten percent scholarship recipient during those years. She is a graduate of Burges High School and was a great representative on the 2015 Sun Court.