Father Segundo Montes was born in Valladolid, Spain on May 15, 1933. He began his life as a Jesuit in 1950 and worked at the Externado San José where he taught Salvadorian students. José Ricardo Espinoza Guerra, a former student, was the commander of the solders who would eventually kill Father Montes on November 16, 1989 as part of the Jesuit massacre in El Salvador. Father Montes was a human rights advocate and founded the Human Rights Institute at UCA (IDHUCA).
Shannon Doyle is a Junior at John Carroll university from Westfield, NJ. Last semester she studied at NUI Maynooth in Ireland. She is majoring in sociology with a minor in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights and is planning to complete her masters in Non-Profit Administration. She bacame interested in the Ignatian Solidarity network after attending the Ignatian Family Teach-in last fall. She has been involved in many volunteer activities in and outside of campus including volunteering each summer at Sister Pat’s Kids Camp in New York for kids with cancer and blood disorders. last summer she also volunteered with the York Street Project in Jersey City which helps young mothers complete their high school degree. At John Carroll she is also President of the Carroll Cinema Society and a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Team.