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Where We Serve: Brownsville

Brownsville

Brownsville, Texas’ south-most city, is located “On the border, by the sea,” as the city’s motto reminds us: we are 4.5 hours south of San Antonio, 5 minutes north of Matamoros, Mexico, and 25 minutes west of South Padre Island. One needs only to turn on the radio, stop for lunch, or converse with the first person they meet to be reminded of the vibrant mix of cultures that defines almost every aspect of life in Brownsville. Experiencing America from a South-Texan vantage point is a new and often surprising experience for most ACE teachers, but for us, it has also been one of joy, warmth, and immense hospitality (and an unending supply of Mexican food).

  • Jessica Nichols
  • Rachel Quiñones
  • Max Bova
  • Kelly Griffith
  • Brian Bertsche
  • Jessica Nichols  | ACE 24

    B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California

    Originally from Tulsa, OK

  • "During our first week of classes we were challenged to look beyond a "single story," and to instead engage multiple perspectives. The more I learn about my peers in the program and think about my future students, the more I realize I have so much to learn. My single story is only one of so many, and I cannot wait to encounter more and more over the next two years."

    Rachel Quiñones  | ACE 22

    High School Social Studies Teacher at St. Joseph's Academy

    BA in History & American Studies, College of William and Mary

    Originally from Fleming Island, FL

  • Max Bova  | ACE 24

    BBA in Accounting, St. Edward's

    Originally from Cleveland, OH

  • Kelly Griffith  | ACE 23

    B.A. Political Science and Education, Schooling, & Society, Notre Dame

    Originally from Columbus, OH

  • Brian Bertsche  | ACE 23

    B.A. in Economics, Pre-Health Supplemental Major, Minor in the Honors Program, THE University of Notre Dame

    Originally from Evanston, IL

  • Jessica Nichols
  • Rachel Quiñones
  • Max Bova
  • Kelly Griffith
  • Brian Bertsche


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