About Luisa Fernanda Azañón Caniz

I completed my degree in Information Systems Technology thanks to the scholarship provided by the Fundación Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Currently, I work as a typist at the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance. The main challenge I faced during my studies was to manage the different technologies that I was learning to structure strategic projects. Additionally, I had to select and optimally use the techniques and tools learned in my different courses to obtain better job opportunities, improve my network of contacts, and receive a better salary. I have fulfilled my goal and an important dream for [...]

About Luisa Fernanda Azañón Caniz2023-05-02T17:31:50+00:00

About Celso Saloj Pos

I began  the Specialized Teachers in Intercultural Bilingual Elementary Education program in 2004 and completed the Bachelor of Education in 2011 thanks to the El Poder de Uno scholarship.I graduated Summa Cum Laude and am currently the Director of the Faculty of Education in the UVG - Altiplano campus. In 2000, I was selected to study at the Regional Normal Schools, who lead the training of teachers at bilingual schools in Guatemala, thanks to the German PEMBI GTZ Project.  I observed how the headquarters of a former military zone was changed to a higher education center. As a teacher, I [...]

About Celso Saloj Pos2023-05-02T17:21:03+00:00

About Andrea Yolanda Archila Vega

I am the Local Economic Development Component Coordinator at Tzolojya Commonwealth, a non-governmental organization located in Sololá. Thanks to the Paiz Riera and UVG scholarships, I studied and graduated with a Bachelor 's Degree in Tourism Administration from the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala on the Altiplano campus. Despite the fact that the scholarship fully covered the cost of my studies, my main challenge as a student was covering my travel expenses, as well as balancing time for study and work, since the classes were all in-person, on campus. The effort was worth it: the degree and the academic level [...]

About Andrea Yolanda Archila Vega2023-05-02T17:21:12+00:00

About Marcos Joaquín de la Cruz Hernández

Thanks to the Calvin Hughes scholarship, I completed a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems Technology. I applied for the scholarship at the same time as taking my UVG admission exam. While completing my degree, I faced various challenges. I saw them as steps or levels to overcome, because each semester of study brought its own challenges. I had the opportunity to participate in different events hosted by the Guatemalan Chamber of Industry, and together with my colleagues managed to win the competitions. I was also part of various symposiums in favor of saving Lake Atitlán. Studying at the Universidad del [...]

About Marcos Joaquín de la Cruz Hernández2023-05-02T17:19:27+00:00

About Sara Tomasa Hernández Riquiac

I am 21 years old, I am the last of three children, originally from Chichicastenango department of Quiché.  At the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala I have gained a lot of academic knowledge that has contributed to my development and growth as a professional, besides it has shaped me to be a student who always seeks excellence.  The training I have received at UVG has allowed me to get a job as a teacher in a school in my community. I was in charge of the school reinforcement and early stimulation, I had several students with severe learning difficulties.  I [...]

About Sara Tomasa Hernández Riquiac2023-01-12T07:13:21+00:00

About Heyro Pedro Vásquez Sulugüí

Music can give a name to the unnameable and communicate the unknown. I am 21 years old, I am originally from Aldea Barraneché in the department of Totonicapán and I feel very grateful for the support you give me to continue my studies. I have been able to lead and teach students in my community efficiently promoting culture, art and music, and support the Artistic Expression course at the Technological Institute of the UVG. Currently I am part of the directive for the creation of clubs in the campus altiplano.  I work as a freelance musician with a marimba group, saxophonist, [...]

About Heyro Pedro Vásquez Sulugüí2023-01-12T07:03:04+00:00

About Luis David García Estacuy

I am 25 years old, I am originally from Sololá, I live with my grandparents.  They have helped who I am until now.   I have to say that I am fascinated by my career, the field is one of my passions, I also like mechanics and sports a lot.  In UVG, I have learned a lot about my career, but one of the values that is responsibility.  This value is important when you are producing because the animals and plants need our care daily, so it is necessary to work and take care of them.  Thanks to God and [...]

About Luis David García Estacuy2023-01-12T07:28:31+00:00

About Rosa María Pablo Cortéz

I am 22 years old, I live in San Andrés Semetabaj in an orphanage in the department of Sololá.  I feel very happy studying tourism, because the courses and activities we do are very interesting and I have had the opportunity to enrich my knowledge and share experiences with new people which has been very satisfying for me. In addition, I have participated in volunteering, workshops and in the UVG race.  I really like to address important issues such as culture, women and local cuisine. Currently, we are delivering final projects to conclude this semester and preparing to carry out [...]

About Rosa María Pablo Cortéz2023-01-12T06:49:40+00:00

About Lilia Judith Meneses Marin

About Lilia Judith Meneses Marin Lilia Judith Meneses Marin is one of fourteen students receiving a Berkley Cone Fund Scholarship this semester. Lilia is studying in the Teaching Program specializing in Mathematics and Computer Sciences. My family consists of my three children, my mother and my husband. My children are Erick Estuardo, 14 years old, Angel Julian, 12 years old and my youngest daughter Katerin Mishell, 10 years old. My husband works for a hotel in the municipality of Panajachel. I study, take care of my children and my 80-year-old mother. My family has been a fundamental part of this [...]

About Lilia Judith Meneses Marin2022-10-28T21:21:56+00:00

About Benjamin Alexander Meletz Roquet

About Benjamin Alexander Meletz Roquet “My goal is to graduate and fulfill my dream of becoming an Agroforestry Engineer,” says Benjamin. It hasn’t been an easy journey." Benjamin began studying civil engineering in Quetzaltenango but had to stop after 4 semesters. His father, a retired teacher, lost his job at a Christian bookstore and could no longer help pay for his son’s studies. Benjamin worked for a while, then began a five year program in Agroforestry studies at the Universidad del Valle, at their Highlands campus. Two years later he graduated as an Agroforestry technician, but at the same time [...]

About Benjamin Alexander Meletz Roquet2023-01-20T18:56:00+00:00

Empowering Female Leaders and Reducing Pollution Copy

The IDDS team at UVG-Altiplano Mayarí Perez Tay has always been curious about the way machines work. Growing up, she dreamed of transforming society through the engineering design process. Excited to pursue her goal, in 2012 she enrolled at UVG, which she choose because it emulates US ideas and values and is a champion of creative spaces for innovation in science and technology. Double majoring in mechanical and industrial engineering, in 2016 she was invited to visit Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to present UVG’s Makerspaces project at the International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces (ISAM). She was the only undergraduate to [...]

Empowering Female Leaders and Reducing Pollution Copy2023-01-12T20:34:59+00:00

US Vice President Kamala Harris visits UVG

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris during a meeting with the Indigenous Women Platform at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala June 7, 2021 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Credit: Planetpix/Alamy Live News On June 7, the University of the Valley of Guatemala's Central Campus was honored to host a visit from US Vice President Kamala Harris during her first international trip. On campus, Harris met with dignitaries, including Nobel Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú. Harris also met with women engineering students in UVG’s central campus makerspace, which was partially funded by USAID funds through USFUVG. NBC Nightly news also conducted and broadcast their [...]

US Vice President Kamala Harris visits UVG2022-09-12T17:55:48+00:00
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