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Student Advisory Council

BiblioTech Student Advisory Council

The BiblioTech Student Advisory Council consists of student representatives from high schools across Bexar County. The council serves as a safe space for student voice, perspectives, suggestions and creative ideas for BiblioTech Library. Membership benefits include resume worthy experience, exposure to county government and professional speakers, networking opportunities, development of leadership, collaboration and communication skills, as well as social media experience.

Left to right: Santiago Uribe, Audrey Samora, Jazelle Puente, Danika Maddox, Isaiah Davila, Alfie Barcenez, Ariel Aguilar, Audrie Torres, not pictured-Ramiro Lopez

Advisory Council Representatives 2023-2024

Audrie Torres

Junior

CAST Med HS - SAISD

Term 2023-2025

A flair for leadership has been demonstrated by Audrie Torres. She participates in several community and STEM-based groups as an educator, mentor, team player, and leader. She aspires to pursue a career in the medical industry and works in cancer research at UT Health in order to reach her objective, as well as volunteering at the Methodist hospital oncology department. She has developed projects regarding ethics in healthcare and other stem-related disciplines that have won awards. As a former member of the San Antonio District 3 Youth Council, Audrie has developed into a significant contributor to the community. She is a co-founder of a state-recognized nonprofit that promotes diabetes education for youth from low-income backgrounds. Audrie Torres is a proud dual-credit student at Texas A&M University and CAST Medical High School. In her free time, she enjoys participating in a mariachi band, ballet folklorico, and, of course, reading.  Her favorite genres are nonfiction and traditional literature.

Jazelle Puente

Young Women's Leadership Academy-SAISD

Sophmore

Term 2023-2025

Jazelle Puente is a sophomore at the Young Women's Leadership Academy. She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and is a Spurs fan through and through. She hopes to one day attend Harvard Law School. She is very interested in the law field and desires to be able to pursue becoming a lawyer, judge or politician. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, trying new things, reading, watching her current favorite show, volunteering to help her local community, and practicing sports.

Alfie Barcenez

Harlandale HS-HISD

Senior

Term 2023-2024

Alfie Barcenez is currently enrolled as a senior at Harlandale High School, where he focuses his attention towards academics, as well as the performing arts of choir and theater. After graduating high school, Alfie intends to study philosophy and theater arts while in college. He is the current president of the Harlandale Choir, and sings with the Varsity Choir. Alfie is also involved in other extracurricular activities and clubs, such as Boy With A Ball, the San Antonio Youth Chorale, Creative Outlets Club, Peer Tutoring, and Book Club. Outside of school, Alfie spends his time indulging in all types of media, broadening his perception of the world with books, comics, movies, music and television shows or by creating his own works of art. Alfie values honesty, teamwork and imagination above all else and strives to create an environment of comradeship by acknowledging widely ranging perspectives and strives to understand each view. He believes that positive change is always an option; that where negativity lays heavy there will always be innovation to shine ahead and light the way. Alfie is incredibly excited and honored to be part of the BiblioTech Student Advisory Council, and cannot wait to serve his term.

Isaiah Davila

Harlandale HS-HISD

Senior

Term 2023-2024

Isaiah Davila was born in San Antonio Texas, home of the Alamo. He is currently a senior in high school, working to get his diploma. He plans on attending architecture school. Isaiah’s passion is helping and providing for others in his community and around the world. The skills that he is learning along with the knowledge he is attaining are through SkillsUSA and the BiblioTech Library Student Advisory Council. During Isaiah’s free time, he enjoys the outdoors and being active. He likes fishing, archery or working out in the gym. It is exciting for him to be involved in the first ever BiblioTech Student Advisory Council in an all digital library. Isaiah hopes for a productive first year.

Ramiro Lopez

Fox Tech HS -SAISD

Senior

Term 2023-2024

Ramiro Lopez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He is a senior at Fox Technical High School law magnet. He is in pursuit of a career in public service. He aspires to acquire two degrees, one  in teaching and also law. Some hobbies Ramiro enjoys are serving his community by participating in YMCA Youth & Government as the Youth Secretary of State for Texas. Ramiro is also the Fox Tech representative on the Superintendent SAISD Student Advisory Committee. He enjoys playing monopoly with family and friends in his downtime and loves watching WWE with his little brothers.

Audrey Samora

Young Women's Leadership Academy-SAISD

Sophmore

Term 2023-2025

Audrey Samora is currently a 10th grader at Young Women’s Leadership Academy. She aspires to pursue a career in public health. She is currently a Voeckler scholar, class treasurer, communications lead of student’s demand action club, officer of the community service club, a volunteer at the Do-seum, church leader, and teaches mindfulness classes at school. She was interested to be a part of the Bibliotech Student Advisory Council to increase accessibility to Bibliotech’s services within young people, and to increase interaction within the community. Her favorite hobbies are camping and listening to music. She is currently reading Chrysalis by Anna Metcalfe.

Danika Maddox

Sophmore

Fox Tech HS - SAISD

Term 2023-2025

Danika Maddox was born in Del Rio, Texas, but she calls San Antonio her home and looks forward to finishing her high school education at Fox Tech, as well as her bachelor's degree through San Antonio College, before pursuing law school. She is highly academic focused, participating in many clubs and always looking for opportunities to help. Danika plans on eventually becoming a representative in the SkillsUSA and YMCA Youth & Government organizations. At the end of her school career she plans to graduate with a JSD, Doctor of Juridical Science. In her spare time Danika is an avid music listener, cherishes time outdoors, is passionate about cooking especially for those near and dear and even dabbles in the arts through playing the violin and painting. The most important thing to her is developing a community that pushes society forward, recognizing that having opposing views is crucial and that our world is nowhere near as black and white as we may assume at times. She is honored to serve the county and looks forward to participating on the BiblioTech Student Advisory Board.

Ariel Aguilar

Harlandale HS-HISD

Junior

Term 2023-2025

Native born Texan, Ariel is currently a junior at Harlandale High School. Ariel plans to graduate high school with partial college credit and certification for medical assisting. She hopes to pursue her passion in nutritional dietetics after graduation. Along the way, Ariel plans to continue her education through books, seminars, and classes to foster her new ideas into a society that is ever changing in views of nutrition. BiblioTech will allow her to have resources at her disposal to fulfill her overall goals. Therefore, she is excited to serve on the student advisory council.

Santiago Uribe

Junior

John Paul Stevens HS-NISD

Term 2023-2025

Santiago Uribe is a junior and plans to graduate in the year 2025 from John Paul Stevens High School. In college he plans to attend Texas A&M in San Antonio with a major in psychology. He is deeply invested in the Arts and the Culinary Arts. he is also a proud member of the Student Advisory Council of BiblioTech Library.