Meet Your College Advisors!

Mr. Estrada

College Readiness Liasion

Welcome to the SWHS Café College site. My name is Mr. Estrada and I am the College Readiness Liaison. A bit about me, I am married to my best friend and we have a daughter and a bassett hound! I graduated from TAMUSA with Bachelor of Science in Criminology. I am working on my Master's in Education at Sam Houston State University. I am here to help guide you through the college going process. I can assist with college and career exploration, applications, financial aid applications, test prep and registration and more.

Random facts about me. I have walked up all the steps of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. I have traveled to all the lower states of the country. I am a fan of the SA Spurs, the Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio FC, and the Texas Rangers. I also enjoy going to the movies and playing sports when I can.

If you have any questions or want to set up an appointment please click here.

Email: eestrada8722@swisd.net

Ms. Alvarado

TUCAC College Adviser

Hello Dragons! My name is Ms. Alvarado and I am a college adviser for Southwest high school this upcoming school year! I am at Southwest in partnership with Trinity University College Advising Corps. I am a San Antonio native and I recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. I am also a first generation college student meaning my parents did not attend college, therefore I am passionate about helping students navigate higher education or career exploration. I enjoy music, spending time outdoors and watching the Spurs play!

As your college adviser, I am here to help you with college and or career exploration, applications, financial aid, test prep/registration, and more. Please feel free to schedule a zoom appointment with me via my calendly link or to email me. I hope you are all staying safe during these times and I look forward to meeting you all, even if it is virtually!

Email: aalvara2@trinity.edu

Schedule 1-on-1 zoom appointment: https://calendly.com/msalvarado

Ms. Thomas

SAEP - R2S College Advisor


Hello! I am Ms.Thomas and I can help guide you through the following: college essays, applications for college, FAFSA, TASFA, scholarships and goal setting. Check out my site for more services I provide.

I am a Texas A&M University – San Antonio graduate that transferred from Northwest Visa College. I have been a college writing tutor, math tutor and a science teacher. ​I believe that everyone should have affordable and equitable access to a higher education. I look forward to working with you to make this a reality. ​I love science fun facts/puns, the BFRO and growing succulents.​

Email: jthomas@saedpartnership.org