After a successful run that spanned five decades, the final Impact was published in January 2020.  Impact was UTMB Health’s employee newsletter. It evolved from a one color printed tabloid newspaper to a full color magazine with a digital component. We’ve archived the past several years on these pages for your review and enjoyment.


Hidden Talent: Jorge De La Garza

Aug 17, 2018, 19:26 PM by Stephen Hadley

This is a new feature in Impact focused on highlighting the "hidden talents" among UTMB's employees. If you have a hidden talent—or know someone who does—please tell us at impact.newsletter@utmb.eduThanks!

Name: Jorge De La Garza
UTMB Talent: Talent and Organizational Development Consultant in Human Resources 
Hidden Talent: A photog with a penchant for fancy wheels 

hiddentalentJorge De La Garza has always been passionate about photography. But his hidden talent emerged when he faced a commute to his new position at UTMB and needed a fuel-efficient car. 

He purchased a 1979 Volkswagen Rabbit that got more than 55 miles per gallon and introduced him to a community of fellow VW enthusiasts. He was invited to a couple of car shows where he started coupling his love of photography and his newfound involvement with auto buffs. 

“Soon, I got asked to be the official photographer for a couple shows and it blew up from there,” De La Garza said. “Long story short, I improved my skills and invented my Automotive Studio Booth. Randomly throughout the year, I get invited to car meets and car shows and set up my Automotive Studio Booth where cars can drive up, take studio quality portraits, see their photos edited on the spot, printed and even framed right there.” 

You can see Jorge’s work at