TTAA San Antonio Chapter Board
Trini Valdez is currently the President of the Texas Tech Alumni Association – San Antonio Chapter. He was “an air force brat” for the early part of his life, living in Germany, Colorado Springs, and Oklahoma City before settling in Seminole, TX, which he considers his hometown. He graduated from Seminole High School in 1998 and graduated from New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, NM. with an Associates of Science degree in 2000. He is a 2003 graduate of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science.
Trini has lived in South Texas the past 19 years, and has lived in San Antonio for the past 15 years. He is currently employed by the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio as a ASCP certified Medical Technologist/Microbiologist. In his spare time, he enjoys sports (especially Texas Tech, the Dallas Cowboys, and the San Antonio Spurs), music, movies, and spending time with his nephew, Gus and two nieces, Maddie and Layla.
Stephanie De Leon-Perez
Stephanie De Leon-Perez, is the Vice-President of the Texas Tech Alumni-San Antonio Chapter, and the Creative Director of Fiesta Medals.
Stephanie, is a proud graduate of Texas Tech University, class of 2006, and has a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Mass Communications. She is an English teacher for Northside Independent School District.
Stephanie, is happily married to her West Texas gem, Daniel, and is a proud boy mom of two. Her two sons are proud members of the Legacy Club of Texas Tech.
Stephanie loves all things Texas Tech, and hopes to one day get the Goin Band from Raiderland to march in the Battle of Flowers parade in San Antonio. Why not paint the town red, right? GUNS UP!!
Melissa Carrasco is a 1996 graduate of Texas Tech with a Bachelor Science degree in Multidisciplinary Studies. She is proud to be a 4th generation Red Raider, following in the steps of her paternal great-grandmother, paternal grandparents, father, mother, great-aunt, and two uncles. After graduating from Texas Tech, she obtained her master’s degree in Special Education (Diagnostics emphasis) from UTPB in 2003. Born and raised in West Texas, she and her family made the move to South Texas in 2001, first living in Corpus Christi for 9 years before moving to San Antonio in 2010. Melissa loves connecting with Red Raiders wherever she goes and was active in the Coastal Bend Texas Tech Alumni Association before moving to San Antonio and becoming active in the San Antonio chapter. Since graduation, Melissa has worked as a contract educational diagnostician in multiple school districts in Corpus Christi and San Antonio. She is the owner of her own company MBC Educational Assessment, LLC. When not cheering for her beloved Red Raiders, she is active at Pickleball, and a strong supporter of the O’Connor HS Athletic Booster Club, serving on the board for many years. She has been married to Darin Carrasco, who attended graduate school at Texas Tech, since 1998 and they are the parents of one beautiful daughter, Carly.
Robert "Bobby" G. Soliz
Kori Ashton joined the board in 2022 to help with our online presence. She is a sixth generation Texan who is a first-gen college graduate. By day she runs a digital marketing agency in San Antonio and teaches marketing skills to folks around the world via her YouTube channel. This website is her part of giving back to our TTU Alumni network.
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