The Criado team extends a warm welcome to our summer interns, Armando Delgado, Joshua Porizek, Ana Cervantes and Sammie Casas. Armando joins Criado as part of the Dallas Mayor’s Intern Fellows Program. Sammie joins through the Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership Program. Joshua is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.

Sammie and Armando share a similar upbringing; both  students were raised in families with strong entrepreneurial backgrounds. They were taught from a young age to appreciate the value of hard work.

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“I learned early on that the workforce is competitive. If I don’t commit to showing up on time every morning, someone else will gladly take my place.”

-Armando

Sammie has a part time job at Steel City Pops, a gourmet popsicle shop in Lower Greenville. When she is not working at Criado, or Steel City, she is donating her time to LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens). Sammie is passionate about encouraging the local Latin community to further their career aspirations, seek higher education, and pursue leadership roles. She is currently talking to Vanderbilt University regarding her post-graduation goals.

Armando’s future aspirations include attending college at Southern Methodist University, or The University of Mississippi. He leans toward pursuing a degree in business, however, he is interested in exploring a broad spectrum of opportunities and industries before nailing down a specific major.

Sammie is bubbly and energetic. Her passion and dedication to serving her family and her community is truly admirable. She credits her dad, an ex-Navy Seal, as a primary source of strength, guidance and inspiration in her life. Sammie is a trained boxer, but if you accidentally sneak up on her at the copy machine you might give her a premature heart attack. Sources report that she can get some air!

Armando is one of four siblings. His demeanor is friendly, quiet and calculating. He doesn’t say much, but when he does he is incredibly well spoken. If you ask Armando about his future goals his response will likely be well composed and essay-worthy.

Joshua started his internship with Criado in May. Since day one he has been hard-working and eager to learn. He is an only child who labels himself an “introvert,” but anyone who has had the pleasure of speaking with him knows, he is witty and incredibly charismatic.

“I love the atmosphere at Criado. That is the benefit of a smaller firm. It feels more employee-focused here, more personable. Everyone seems to have a positive attitude and people are more than willing to help out.”

– Joshua Porizek

Ana Cervantes comes to us though the FHWA Women In Transportation program. She attends The University of Texas in Arlington. Her positive attitude is a great compliment to the CRIADO team.

If you have not had the pleasure of meeting Sammie, Joshua, Ana and Armando, make it a priority to do so. It is truly our pleasure to have the three of them on board this summer.