Six alumni from across the country find themselves right back where it all began: Cristo Rey.
From the moment our students begin their journey at one of our 38 schools, we stress the importance of career preparedness and college education to fulfill their aspirations for a lifetime of success. For six of our alumni across the nation, their journey eventually led them back to where it all started: Cristo Rey.
Today, these alumni are putting their experiences and what they've learned into practice by leading Cristo Rey's admission efforts across the country at five Cristo Rey schools and the National Office. Together, they play a critical role in supporting our schools' student recruitment and growth strategy. We are honored to have their talent and expertise shape the future of admissions.
The Admissions Team features six alumni who have returned to Cristo Rey. Altogether, they join the talented pool of 100 alumni from across the country working to support the network's school operations and academics.
From left to right, Alberto Morales, Annie Nguyen, Freddy Mata-Bueso, Sandra Briseño, Tiffany Tejada, and Viridiana Fajardo
Alberto Morales joined the Admission team in 2020 as the Associate Director of School Growth and Student Recruitment at the Cristo Rey Network National Office in Chicago. Alberto graduated from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Chicago) in 2008 and later earned his BS in Health Care Management and Policy in 2012 at Georgetown University. After Georgetown, Alberto pursued and graduated from the Master of Public Affairs program at Brown University in 2016.
Annie Nguyen | Director of Admissions at Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School (Oakland, CA)
In 2018, Annie Nguyen returned to Cristo Rey to serve as the Founding Associate Director for the Corporate Work Study Program and later joined the Admissions team in 2019 as the Director of Admissions and Community Engagement. Annie is graduate from De La Salle North Catholic High School's Class of 2006. She later matriculated to University of Oregon where she earned her BA in International Studies and Business Administration and later earned her MA in Catholic Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco.
Freddy Mata-Bueso | Director of Admissions at Cristo Rey Boston High School
Freddy Mata-Bueso joined the Admissions team in 2021 as the Director of Admission at Cristo Rey Boston High School. Before returning to his alma mater, Freddy graduated from Cristo Rey Boston in 2014 and later earned his Bachelor's in Political Science and Government from Boston University in 2017.
Sandra Briseño | Admissions Officer at Christ the King Jesuit (Chicago)
In 2018, Sandra Briseño joined the Admission team as the Admissions Officer at Christ the King Jesuit (Chicago). Sandra is a graduate from Chicago's Cristo Rey Jesuit High School's Class of 2013. After high school, Sandra matriculated to Georgetown University where she earned her Bachelor's in Sociology in 2017.
Tiffany L. Tejada | Director of Admissions at Cristo Rey New York High School
Tiffany Tejada joined the Admission Team in 2019 as the Admissions Associate and in 2021 her role has changed and she is now serving as the Director of Admissions. Before returning to her alma mater, Tiffany was a part of Cristo Rey New York's Class of 2010. After graduating from Cristo Rey she attended Mercy College where she earned her BS in Communication and Media Studies.
Viridiana Fajardo | Admissions and Administrative Coordinator at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep (Waukegan)
In 2015, Viridiana Fajardo joined the Admissions Team as the Admissions and Administrative Coordinator at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep (Waukegan). Viridiana is also a proud graduate from Waukegan's Class of 2010. After her high school experience, she enrolled at Robert Morris where earned her Bachelor of Business Administration.