Winter De La Cruz, the daughter of Jose and Michelle De La Cruz, is a junior organizational and corporate communications major at the University of Texas at El Paso, minoring in criminal justice. De La Cruz returns to UTEP after spending a year at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. A graduate of Montwood High School, she was a member of the Rams’ cheerleading squad and was part of the yearbook and newspaper staff. De La Cruz has been a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Women’s Fraternity at Texas State and UTEP where she has served as chair for various positions. She is also a former member of the National Panhellenic Conference. In her free time, De La Cruz volunteers for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Autism Speaks, the Texas State University Bobcat Build and UTEP’s Project Move.