The College Camp Series will feature bilingual workshops and panels led by college representatives, community leaders, and business professionals for middle school students, high school students, and their parents.
The day-long event will provide participants with the tools and information needed to navigate their own path to a higher education. Workshops will conclude with an Opportunity Drawing for HSF gift bags, a $100 Wells Fargo prepaid card, and an iPad mini!
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Shayla Rivera was born and raised in Puerto Rico. After obtaining a degree in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Psychology at Texas A&M University, Shayla spent 8 years working for NASA. From there she moved on to stress management corporate trainings and motivational speaking, where Shayla discovered her comedic talents.
A self-proclaimed Awareness Expert, Shayla has come to know one basic truth, “The best way to learn, grow and change, in other words be enlightened, is to lighten up.” Approaching very serious subjects with a very light heart, Shayla helps young and old alike become clear about the
personal beliefs that might be getting in the way of their real desires.
With numerous awards and accolades throughout her engineering, comedy and speaking careers Shayla is not easily placed in just one category or class, she defines her own.
Northeast Houston market
Based in Houston and a 27-year veteran of the company, Danny Contreras is district manager of Wells Fargo’s Community Banking organization for the Northeast Houston market. Danny is responsible for 13 Community Banking stores and 200 team members in the Northeast Houston market. Beginning his career as a part-time teller in northern California, Danny has served in many capacities, before being named a district manager in 2001. Danny has served on the boards of many organizations including Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the boards of the Humble Rotary Club and the Houston Hispanic Forum. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from San Jose State University. Danny and his family reside in North Houston.
Education Financial Services
Benigno has been with Wells Fargo for 8 years, working for Education Financial Services with experience in credit risk portfolio management, marketing analytics, and business strategy. An additional 13 years of professional experience includes Chemical Engineer and Manufacturing Manager, and Software and Business Consultant.
In his current role, Benigno serves as a Marketing Analytics Consultant.
His family is originally from Jalisco, Mexico and Salinas, CA. Benigno is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, Minor in French, and of the University of California, Davis with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, emphases in Marketing and Information Technology.
Outside of Wells Fargo, he serves as an advocate for higher education, is an MIT Educational Counselor, and speaks 4 languages. Benigno resides in Sacramento and has two school age children.