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Eric Diaz completed his undergraduate degree in Communication at UST and is now pursuing his graduate degree in Public Policy and Administration at UST. He enjoys learning as much as he can about the world. You can catch him watching documentaries, listening to podcasts and going to museums. His passions are playing guitar and dogs.

Isabel Garcia is the newest host to join the MAX Studios team. Originally from Mexico, she's a Catholic freshman and education major who loves to get involved and get to know people. Some of her fave places to eat are Starbucks, Kolache Factory and Buffalo Wild Wings. She also teaches kids how to swim.

Nicole Labadie is passionate about helping young adults grow in their faith and you’ll often find her giving talks at UST or with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. She loves singing, two-stepping, and cake decorating. She likes games, coffee shops, and hanging with her husband, Chris, their son, Levi, and their dog, Bear.

Max Linnville has a heart for missionary work and marginalized communities. You can often find him playing baseball, going somewhere outdoors on his bike with his wife Emily, and listening to his favorite music - bluegrass.

Darnell Miller is a writer, photographer and videographer who loves storytelling in all forms. He is a UST alumnus who is passionate about education and study abroad.

With nearly 50 years of experience in public service, education, and non-profit and religious leadership, Larry Payne is the go-to person to get things done in the city of Houston. An author, philanthropist, and probably on every former Houston mayor’s speed dial, Larry heralds himself as a voice for the voiceless on issues of race, culture, education, and civic engagement. He likes to fish, play golf, chess, and occasionally the Congo drums, Larry is happily married and is proud of his 14 godchildren.

A producer with MAX Studios, Bridget Richardson loves to engage in conversations with just about anyone. A sports fan and homebody, Bridget enjoys spending time with her family, watching baking shows, and traveling to understand different cultures and eat delicious food.

Originally from Cameroon, Africa, Alexandre Yemeck is a Gospel artist, musician, and father of five. A constant student, Alex believes that spiritual and intellectual knowledge is the major power that shapes humanity.

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