Student Ambassadors

Looking to learn more about the South Texas College of Law Houston J.D. program? Our Student Ambassadors are here to help! They can tell you about a day in the life of a JD student, as well as provide information about our programs from the student perspective.

Feel free to reach out to any of our ambassadors.

Mayra Maldonado, Class of 2021

Undergrad: University of Houston
Interest Area: Corporate Law, Probate, Estate Planning
Hometown: Katy, TX
Organizations involved in: Women’s Law Society (PR Chair 2019-2020), Hispanic Law Student Association, and Oil & Gas Law Society.

Trevor FinsterClass of 2021

Undergrad: University of Houston Victoria
Interest Area: Conflict Resolution and Personal Injury
Hometown: Victoria, Texas
Organizations involved in: Phi Alpha Delta, First General Law Students, and Animal Legal Defense

Phillip LopezClass of 2021

Undergrad: Trinity University
Interest Area: Personal injury, particularly admiralty and maritime law litigation, mass torts, products liability, and consumer protection cases as well as probate litigation and constitutional law
Hometown: Houston, TX
Organizations involved in: Criminal Law Society, Hispanic Law Students Association, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Student mentor

Laura Flores, Class of 2023

Undergrad: University of Houston
Interest Area:
Criminal Defense/Immigration
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Organizations involved in:

Joy WinklerClass of 2021

Undergrad: Rice University
Interest Area: Has already passed the patent bar, but after graduation will be working in general litigation for a mid-sized firm in Dallas.
Hometown: Houston, TX
Organizations involved in: VP of Animal Legal Defense Fund; also Langdell scholar for Civil Procedure I and II for Dean Taylor, and for Property I and II for Prof. Ortiz

Kierra VogelClass of 2021

Undergrad: University of Houston
Interest Area: Employment Law/ Employment Discrimination
Hometown: Galveston, TX
Organizations involved in: HYLA, NAACP, Oil and Gas, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Sports and Entertainment Law, BLSA