Texas Tech University

Meet Our Team

Brandon Cruz M.Ed.

Senior Director

Sharon Gonzales M.Ed.

Director

Vacant

Assistant Director, College Connect

    Vacant

             Program Manager, College Connect

Matt Ministrelli

Student Liaison

Matt Ministrelli joined the College Connect team in August 2021, after originally participating as a Camp Counselor in the summer of 2021. He is from Tyler, Texas, and is currently a junior at TTU working towards a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. His goal is to earn a Doctorate in Psychology to counsel children and adolescents struggling with depression and anxiety. In his current role for College Connect, his duties include hosting campus tours, providing support to other departments within the DDEI, and managing office tasks. In his free time, Matt enjoys swimming, playing guitar, and spending time with his friends.

Matt Ministrelli

Cassandra Perales

Student Lead Liaison

Cassandra Perales joined the College Connect team in September 2021. She is a first-generation Hispanic woman from Houston, Texas. She is currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering. She then wants to attend graduate school and obtain her Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering. Cassandra's role in College Connect consists of her aiding with campus visits and completing clerical duties. With this role, she hopes to inspire younger generations to pursue higher education. Some of her personal hobbies include watching movies, traveling, and spending time with her friends.

Cassandra Perales

Isabella Falcon Gonzalez

Student Liaison

Juan Gallego

Student Liaison