Lesly Esmeralda Reynaga Sandoval –Lesly Reynaga– is a senior public relations student at The University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, she is naturally passionate about the Latino community in the United States –more specifically, Mexican American culture. When she first arrived in Texas five years ago, she was invited to join her high school mariachi band. She has continued playing mariachi ever since, now as part of the UT Mariachi Paredes de Tejastitlán. Lesly’s involvement in the Hispanic community –including her internship at Austin nonprofit El Buen Samaritano– has inspired her to begin this blog, with the intention of sharing her knowledge and point of view as a proud Mexican American.