Noe Benavidez is a college preparation advisor with the Texas GEAR UP state grant. He currently serves the Class of 2018 at Memorial High School in Edgewood ISD in San Antonio. Noe has worked in college access since he graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011. Previously, he worked with the UT Austin Chapter of Advise TX, where he served as a college advisor at Memorial High School. There he collaborated with district staff and coordinated different projects and events in Edgewood aimed at developing and maintaining a college-going culture.