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Jepsen and Silva Accepted to TAMACC’s New Fellowship Program

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The first two individuals accepted into this inaugural program are Nataly Jepsen – Dallas, Texas, and Jose Silva – McAllen, Texas. Courtesy Images
The first two individuals accepted into this inaugural program are Nataly Jepsen – Dallas, Texas, and Jose Silva – McAllen, Texas. Courtesy Images

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Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) is excited to announce the start of a new Fellowship Program. The first two individuals accepted into this inaugural program are Nataly Jepsen – Dallas, Texas, and Jose Silva – McAllen, Texas. Both graduated from Texas State University last week and started their fellowships at TAMACC prior to their graduation ceremonies.Jepsen has earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Diversity Studies. Jose Silva studied Applied Sociology with a concentration on Latino/a studies, and he will be attending The University of Texas in Austin this fall to start a master’s degree. “We are thrilled to have two extraordinary graduates who believe in TAMACC’s mission and have a passion to serve the Hispanic community,” said TAMACC President and CEO Pauline E. Anton.

Nataly Jepsen 

Nataly Jepsen is a native of Dallas, Texas. She considers herself a lifelong learner and a naturally curious individual who likes to really understand the world around her. Jepsen graduated this May with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Diversity Studies.

Jepsen has always believed in the power of service, especially to the people that need it most, over the last few years, she has volunteered with the Early Travis High School Spanish Department where she helped high school students with their Spanish classes. Jepsen has also volunteered for the Habitat for Humanity Foundation, an organization that builds and gives homes to families in need.

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Jepsen is an outspoken advocate for the Hispanic Community and is dedicated to giving a voice to those that need it most. Recognizing the importance of Hispanic business and entrepreneurship in Texas and the economy, Jepsen is appreciative to have the opportunity to work with an organization like TAMACC.


Jose Silva

Jose Silva was born and raised in McAllen, Texas. Like many immigrant families, his family made a living as migrant workers who traveled all over the U.S. picking fruits and vegetables.

His family’s hard work and Silva’s bicultural upbringing along the Texas and Mexico border instilled in Jose a thirst for knowledge and a desire to be of service to others.

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Silva graduated this May from Texas State University in San Marcos, where he studied Applied Sociology with a concentration on Latino/a studies. In his time at Texas State University, Silva was involved with numerous student organizations and led several research projects focused on the Latino community.

One of his most notable experiences as an undergraduate was interning in Washington, D.C. for U.S. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez of Texas. Silva is affiliated with various policy and scholar groups such as the Public Policy and International Affairs, Junior Summer Institute, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, and the Terry Foundation.

Silva is eager to apply his skills and experiences to help TAMACC’s mission and programs of work that benefit the Latino business community.

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