Noe Benavidez has worked in college access since he graduated from UT Austin in 2011. He served a two-year term with the Advise TX-UT Austin Chapter as a college advisor at Memorial High School, a part of the Edgewood Independent School District in San Antonio. Advise TX is a college access program that hires, trains, and places recent college graduates into high schools across the state to serve as full-time college advisors. As an advisor, Noe collaborated with district staff and coordinated different projects and events in Edgewood that aimed to develop and maintain a college-going culture at Memorial HS and in the Edgewood community. He also partnered with different college access programs and community leaders in San Antonio on initiatives that sought to build a citywide college-going culture. Noe is currently a college preparation advisor with the Texas GEAR UP State Project. He is serving as the Class of 2018 cohort at Memorial High School.