This month’s people that “echo” is Alan Aguirre. Mr. Aguirre is not new to the field of education. He has been working in the field for more than 9 years. He first started working in the field of education as a teacher’s aide at Nogales High School teaching mariachi. Mr. Aguirre worked directly with mariachi students, and Mariachi Apache. After working there, he later went to work for Pinnacle Education Charter High School as a career exploration instructor for two years. He was then offered a position to work as a student services coordinator for the University of Arizona.
The University of Arizona has always made it a priority to serve Southern Arizona. It has a strong presence in Santa Cruz County. Mr. Aguirre works directly with individuals interested in pursuing their educational goals. He is responsible for recruiting students, advising them, and helping them with their financial aid application process. “Education has always been my passion, I have always wanted to work in higher education. I deeply enjoy work with people, and helping them meet their goals,” said Aguirre.
Mr. Aguirre was born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. He lived in Nogales, Sonora until the age of 7 before immigrating to Nogales, Arizona. He is a byproduct of the Nogales Unified School District. He is also a proud father of three: Alina, Alan Jr., and Isaac. He has been married for 8 years to Vanessa Aguirre.
“Throughout my career, the person that has been the most inspirational has been my wife. She has been with me through the good and bad times. She has always motivated me to be the best version of myself. She has truly inspired me and keeps me grounded. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her support and guidance,” said Alan Aguirre.