The 2018 Summer Interns are on-site!

The Fatted Calf Interns have hit the ground running in preparation for Expo Esperanza 2018!

Janelle Hueners, Megan Popkes, Adaven Scronce, Lauce Colon-Perez

Janelle Hueners, Megan Popkes, Adaven Scronce, Lauce Colon-Perez


Janelle Hueners, University of Minnesota


Janelle hails from the tiny town of Lindstrom, Minnesota and is currently pursuing a degree in Agricultural Education and minoring in Animal Science and International Agriculture at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.  This summer she will be teaching horse, chicken, and gardening classes and assisting with woodworking.

I am excited to share my passion for agriculture with the kids as well as personally grow through experiencing Mexican Culture!

— Janelle Hueners

Megan Popkes, South Dakota State University


Megan Popkes is from Ellsworth, Minnesota and currently attends South Dakota State University where she majors in Animal Science and minors in Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations.  This summer she is leading the cattle class and assisting with chickens. She is also teaching photography, sewing and theater classes. 

I’m excited to get started teaching and helping the kids with their summer projects as well as learning about the Mexican culture!
— Megan Popkes

Adaven Scronce, Oklahoma State University


Adaven grew up in Pahrump, NV. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2017 with a degree in Animal Science, and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in International Agricultural with a focus on extension education and outreach at Oklahoma State University.  This summer she is teaching sheep production, sheep showmanship, and woodworking and assisting with the cattle, theater, and salsa making classes.

I am excited to be spending this summer in Mexico, teaching and helping the kids with their projects!
— Adaven Scronce

Lauce Colón-Pérez, La Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayagüez


Lauce was born and raised in the northern coastal city of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. He is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Agricultural Education with a minor in Writing and Communication in English.  This summer he is in charge of the Oral Interpretation, Demonstration and Dog Obedience Classes, and is assisting with Horses. 

My biggest goal this summer is to nurture and grow the love for México, agriculture and God in students hearts through my classes and shared experiences. I am beyond thankful to my Father for this opportunity to share the knowledge and passion I have for the things I love.
— Lauce Colón-Pérez