Learn about the Authors of the Blog

Somya Gupta

dsc05668   Somya Gupta was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating from the University of Houston with a Media Productions degree and Dance minor, she intends to move to Israel to pursue a career as a professional dancer. She currently works at Cornerstone Valve Company as a Marketing/ Media associate and at Vitacca Dance Project as a Studio/Media Advertising Coordinator.

Savannah F. Martens

capture2   Savannah was born in San Diego, CA in 1992 and moved to Houston, TX in 2003. After graduating with an Associates of Arts from San Jacinto College, she transferred to the University of Houston to continue pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Minor in Journalism. She currently works as a consultant for a brokerage firm and as a professional Latin dance instructor. In her spare time, she travels and volunteers for various non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Houston Salsa Dancers, Inc.

Courtney N. Shook

capture   Courtney was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga before moving to Houston, TX as an adolescent. She attended Houston Community College and Blinn Community College before transferring to the University of Houston to pursue a degree in Public Relations. After graduating from the University of Houston she plans on attending criminal law school. In her free time, she likes to travel, watch baseball, and spend time socializing with friends and family.

Brenda Tamez

IMG_3989Brenda was born and raised in Houston, TX and has always loved the city which is why she decided to attend the University of Houston in Fall 2013 after graduating high school. She will be graduating in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Marketing. After graduation, she plans on working for a Houston sports team. During her free time, you can most likely catch her at a Houston Astros game working as an Astros Shooting Star.