Judicial Branch


Gerardo Medrano

Attorney General










Student Government Association
Supreme Court


Alejandra Gutierrez

Supreme Court Chief Justice




Sergio Olivas

Supreme Court Justice


SERGIO OLIVAS is a sophomore majoring in economics at The College of Business Administration (CoBA). He is an active member in the Regional Economic Development Association (REDA) and is also the Editor in Chief of REDA’s Regional Identity magazine. Justice Olivas spends his time volunteering for Wolf-PAC, a cross-partisan organization looking to eliminate the influence of money in the federal political system. He formerly interned with Congressman Steve Pearce at the Las Cruces office and volunteered in the City of Sunland Park as a receptionist. Upon graduation, Justice Olivas would like to attend law school or continue on towards a PhD in Economics.


Austin Garibay

Supreme Court Justice




Ilana Gomez

Supreme Court Justice




SGA Traffic Court

Edmond Martinez

Traffic Court Chief Justice


EDMOND MARTINEZ is a senior majoring in accounting and is expected to graduate spring 2017. For eight years, Edmond volunteered with the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) and helped organize a weekend long seminar for area high school students to develop exceptional leadership skills and realize their endless potential. Roles Justice Martinez held within HOBY were Senior Facilitator, Director of Programming, Director of Fundraising, and Leadership Seminar Chair. Chief Justice Martinez is currently serving as Treasurer for the Accounting Honor Society, Beta Alpha Psi, at The College of Business Administration and is also an active member of Accounting Society. He began his college career at The University of Texas at Austin but decided to return to El Paso due to personal reasons. Rather than transferring back to The University of Texas at Austin, Chief Justice Martinez enrolled at The University of Texas at El Paso and has found his permanent home. Chief Justice Martinez is a firm believer and advocate of Dr. Natalicio’s vision of Access and Excellence at The University of Texas at El Paso and has a great love for academia.



Erica Rodarte

Traffic Court Justice


ERICA V. RODARTE is a senior majoring in Philosophy and Political Science, with expectations of graduating May 2017. She currently works as a chemistry Head Peer Leader where she interacts with students and helps them excel in general chemistry. Additionally, she works downtown as a clerk in a legal office. Upon graduation, Erica plans on attending law school. As a current Traffic Court Justice, Erica would like to consider and manage students’ appeals in accordance with the university’s Traffic Regulations in a just, effective, and unbiased manner.

Mariana Sierra

Traffic Court Justice


MARIANA SIERRA is currently majoring in Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Legal Reasoning and is expected to graduate in spring 2017. Justice Sierra is employed by the Center for Civic Engagement at The University of Texas at El Paso and assists with student interaction within El Paso community through various outreach programs. Justice Sierra also assists with programs of Community Work-Study and Service-Learning. Justice Sierra, is a multimedia journalist intern for Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas-El Paso (HWNT). Within HWNT, Sierra writes monthly newsletters and makes promotional videos for events. Upon graduation, Sierra would like to attend law school and specialize in Immigration Law. As Traffic Court Justice, Mariana hopes to assist students with issues they encounter regarding parking and transportation; moreover, she wishes to seek for a way to inform students about parking guidelines in a more interactive manner.

Ana Segura

Traffic Court Justice



Luisa Gonzalez

Public Defender


Jacqueline Benavides

Public Defender



Ariela Gomez



Sergio Mendez




Vianey Romo

Judicial Assitant/Clerk


VIANEY ROMO is currently a junior majoring in Biology with a biomedical concentration at The University of Texas at El Paso. She has been selected to be a part of the College of Science Dean’s List, Dean’s List Plus and the International Dean’s List. Upon graduation in spring 2017, Judicial Assistant Romo plans on attending graduate school in hopes of later attending Medical School to become a Pediatrician Surgeon specializing in Otolaryngology. She currently works at the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs as an Undergraduate Assistant.