Rebecca Gutierrez, the daughter of Raul and Diana Gutierrez, is a senior elementary education major at the University of Texas at El Paso. A graduate of Americas High School, Gutierrez graduated in the top-10 percent of her class and was tabbed a Distinguished Achievement Diploma Graduate. While at Americas, she was a member of the National Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society, the Business Professionals of America and a district and state winner as part of the DECA International Association of Marketing Students. Gutierrez was a two-time regional qualifier as part of the varsity cross country team and a district champion as member of the varsity basketball team. She is the recipient of the Women’s Fund of El Paso and Center for Civic Engagement Scholarship and a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Women’s Fraternity and the Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity. Gutierrez volunteers her time to UTEP’s Project Move, the UTEP Women’s Resource Center, the Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home, the YMCA and the Center for Civic Engagement.