Gino Altamura joins the Resident Ministry staff fresh off a year with the Vincentian Service Corps in San Francisco. As a volunteer, Gino taught PE, tutored, and coached the girls' basketball team. Prior to his work as a volunteer, Gino studied screenwriting and theology at Loyola Marymount University, in his native Los Angeles. A former resident advisor and campus ministry enthusiast, Gino is thrilled to minister to the USF community.
Isabel Cueva is a first year Resident Minister. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and graduated with a Degree in Finance from Loyola Marymount University. Following undergrad, she joined Teach For America and taught middle school math in New York City for three years. Following her teaching experience, she joined Teach For America staff as the Bay Area program coordinator and then became an events manager where she managed the logistics and operations for large-scale conferences. This past year she fulfilled a dream and returned to Madrid to teach English and travel throughout Europe. Her passions in life include traveling, personal finance, and iced coffee.
Alex Gaona served as a Jesuit Volunteer in San Francisco, working with the St. Anthony Foundation in the Tenderloin Technology Lab teaching classes and assisting clients. Alex graduated from the University of San Diego where he studied theology and visual arts. He is especially interested in liberation theology and Ignation spirituality and how those are lived out and practiced in today's world. During his time at USD Alex played some club rugby, participated in and led immersion trips to Tijuana and El Salvador, was an active participant in USD's University Ministry events and worked in the Student Leadership and Involvement Center. Alex loves to cook, doodle/create art in any form and is an avid sports fan.