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Residential Community Director: Mayra Salinas

Mayra joined the SMU family in August of 2015 as the Assistant Residential Community Director for the Airline Houses. She received her BBA in International Business from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. After graduation, she worked as a consultant until she took a leap of faith and decided to pursue her passion for education.

Mayra graduated with her Masters of Education in Higher Education and Leadership Policy at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development. Throughout her graduate career, Mayra gained exemplary experience in residence life, including a summer internship at New York University.

Her scholarly and research areas of interest include equity and access in higher education, college and career readiness, and cross-cultural competencies. Mayra is a Hamilton enthusiast, sports fanatic, and family-oriented individual. During her free time, she loves to travel, play soccer, run, and watch her Dallas Cowboys.