Jose Andy Escobedo is a senior at South Texas High School for Health Professions, living in Mission,
Texas. Jose is entering his fourth year in HOSA, an organization which he believes has made him the
person he is today along with the support system he’s had from his parents, advisor, and friends. Jose
was drawn to the healthcare field for its principles of love and humanity. He hopes to study psychology
so that one day he will be able to make the best use of his passions.
Jose feels that making an impact on the world should be everyone’s aspiration. He believes any
contribution is powerful, no matter how small. After all, as Mother Teresa once said, “There are no great
things, only small things with great love.” Jose has tried to embody this quote by spreading compassion
and regarding each person with the utmost respect.
HOSA has given him the opportunity to serve others, having been a chapter president, area secretary,
and now state president. To Jose, the members of HOSA are inspiring and his love for them is
immeasurable. Jose takes pride in being charged with the task of spreading HOSA’s mission. He
believes it is every member’s responsibility to take the future of HOSA into their own hands by sharing
their story to inspire the new generation of HOSA. As he always likes to say, “The flames of HOSA live in
us all, we just need someone to ignite them.”
Jose looks forward to serving and representing the ever-growing membership of Texas HOSA and is
excited for what the future holds.
Tasnim Islam is a senior at Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas. From representing Area 1 as an
area officer, to serving in her local chapter for four years, she is dedicated to bringing exciting
opportunities to the organization for the benefit of its members. Tasnim aspires to become surgeon
general, educating all of America about health issues and advocating healthy lifestyle choices.
She hopes to use her time as a state officer to continue building the HOSA platform where students can
choose a career and develop as a leader. Tasnim encourages members to push themselves to reach
their full potential.
The respect for other cultures is one of Tasnim’s strongest beliefs. Through HOSA, she has met many
amazing people from different backgrounds. She hopes to continue building those relationships
throughout her journey. HOSA has truly helped Tasnim realize what what is important to her and how to
achieve her goals. She is excited to have the opportunity to be part of an organization that can do the
same for all of you.
Tasnim is always open to a binge watch session of the The Office, but sometimes likes to get up and take
a few dance classes here and there. She goes by the saying, “love more.” She believes spreading love
and care to everyone and everything is the true meaning of being a good leader and the key to being an
extraordinary HOSA member.
Miguel Cisneros is a sophomore at the University of Texas-San Antonio with his journey in HOSA
leading to his installment as Post-Secondary Vice President for Texas HOSA. Miguel’s leadership skills
strengthened as he traveled 375 miles, moving from Veterans Memorial E.C.H.S. in Area 7 to Summer
Creek High School in Area 6. Through all of this, he maintained a chapter officer position for four years.
Miguel is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology.
He plans to work for the CDC in Atlanta, GA as an Epidemiologist in hopes of finding a cure for a life
threatening disease and helping communities gain access to healthier lifestyles.
Being exposed to different advisors from two areas, Miguel has learned to appreciate the behind the
scenes action that goes into the dedication to cultivate students into better leaders. Miguel believes it is
these details that make HOSA great.
As Miguel begins his term as a state officer, he hopes to increase membership in the post secondary
division and spread awareness on mental health. He goes by Usain Bolt’s quote, “The sky has no limits,
neither do I.” Miguel believes that everybody has the potential for greatness.
Jericho Morcilla is a senior at George Ranch High School and is starting the 3rd year of his HOSA
journey. His first leadership position was chapter public relations officer. Jericho also served as chapter
vice president his junior year. He then became inspired to serve HOSA further as a state officer. In the
future, Jericho plans to work as an oncologist before transitioning to healthcare administration and
Jericho firmly believes in HOSA’s ability to elevate members to become the best versions of themselves.
As an immigrant from Oxford, England, HOSA provided a new home with opportunities. Through HOSA,
Jericho has had many experiences leading to his character and leadership development. Jericho has
grown so much throughout the years in his interactions with other hosa members. He hopes to share
HOSA’s far-reaching benefits with more students and increase membership.
Jericho abides by the words of Walt Disney, who states that “the difference between winning and losing is
not quitting” — a statement that Jericho is planning on following his whole life, whether it be persisting
through the healthcare issues exam, or a Netflix “Breaking Bad” binge.
Tiffany Bui is a senior at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a three year member of
HOSA, currently serving as Historian on the state officer team. She wants to give back to an organization
that has inspired confidence and provided a professional network for career development. HOSA has
cultivated her love for the medical field as she aspires to pursue a career as a pediatric neurologist.
For Tiffany, HOSA encourages her to try new things without the fear of failure. She believes this is
essential in her journey towards success. As a pianist and a member of her school’s varsity tennis team,
Tiffany has learned discipline and time management skills which will help in achieving her goals. Her
dedication as a hospital volunteer has allowed her to immerse herself into helping others. This further
cements her love for health care professions.
Tiffany also enjoys traveling, reading, Disney movies, and all the Christmas festivities. Tiffany desires to
serve with compassion and humility. She finds that her desire to lead is exemplified in a quote by
Thomas Fuller, “Kindness is the noblest weapon to conquer with.” Kindness is key to serving others.
Lyka Ronquillo is a senior at Tomball Memorial High School. She is a three year member of HOSA,
currently serving as State Reporter and local chapter officer. She wants to follow her mother's footsteps
and become a registered nurse with the ultimate goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.
With a bright, gummy smile and a positive mind, she plans to promote HOSA as one of the best
organizations to exist. Through will, hard work, teamwork, and most importantly, love, she will foster the
mission of HOSA. As a state officer, she wants to help others realize that serving can be fun and allows a
person to receive an immense amount of good in return.
Lyka abides by the words of Vincent Van Gogh who said, "What is done in love, is done great." She
believes that the key to success to do what you love --- because the mind can be persuaded with logic but
nothing can halt the stubbornness of one's heart. Lyka has experienced many opportunities to challenge
herself in order to become a more confident servant leader.
In her off time, Lyka can be seen listening to music, leading a dance crew or simply dancing with a group
of friends. She enjoys playing the viola, traveling, eating, and attempting to conquer her fear of heights.