Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Echo 16)

Houston 16Mariza Mandujano, Laurie Medina, Ashley Hinojosa

Mariza Mandujano-Ortiz

Echo Placement:
Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

Undergraduate Institution Area(s) of Study:
Hope College, 2015
Communications, Spanish

What have you enjoyed most about your Echo experience thus far?
The journey of healing. Taking advantage of the opportunities provided for me, especially spiritual direction.

Laurie Medina

Echo Placement:
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

Undergraduate Institution Area(s) of Study:
Texas A&M University, 2018
Psychology, Religious Studies (Minor)

What do you hope to do after Echo?
I hope to eventually become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in a parish setting, integrating Catholic spirituality and mental health care for a more holistic approach to Counseling. After Echo, I hope to enter into a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate program in pursuit of that—but wherever the Lord wants!

Ashley Hinojosa

Echo Placement:
Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

Undergraduate Institution Area(s) of Study:
University of Dallas, 2019
Theology, Pastoral Ministry (concentration)

What attracted you to Echo and helped you decide to join the program?
The fact that academics and personal formation are combined into one program. I was looking for a new challenge that would continue to stretch me into who God wants me to be. At the end of the day, I felt that Echo would provide that.