Allie Bernal joined the University of Houston Department of Athletics as coordinator of operations for Vice President Hunter Yurachek in June 2016.
In that role, she will maintain and organize the daily schedule for the Director of Athletics' office as well as coordinate and deliver special projects.
Bernal -- whose last name is pronounced Bur-Nahl -- joined the Cougars after working for the previous two years at the NFL. She served as an intern in the president's office of the NFL's Houston Texans for one year and assisted in the organization and execution of Texans-sponsored event with various departments, such as Community Development, Corporate Development, Marketing Promotions and Lone Star Sports and Entertainment.
She also served as an NFL Consumer Product Summit liaison in March 2015.
Bernal, who is a native of Katy, Texas, received her bachelor's degree in general studies in science, technology and health & society with a minor in Spanish in 2012.