Juana serves as the Assistant Director for the Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Center for Private Equity Finance (HMTF), as well as the AIM Investment Center. She has been with the Department of Finance for 20 years. She received her B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation she worked for the U.S. Department of Education, in Washington, D. C., before returning to the University. Juana worked in a number of different capacities within the Finance Department before becoming Assistant Director. With each position she held, she added to her repertoire of knowledge of University policies and procedures. She brings that knowledge and her experience in event planning, budgeting and team work to the Center.