Hometown: born and raised in El Paso, TX
Degree(s) earned: Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning & Development
Title: Program Coordinator- College of Education
What are your hobbies? Playing soccer in a women’s league on Sundays, watching football, especially the Longhorns, and jogging along the Lady Bird hike and bike trails.
What was your favorite childhood toy? It’s a tie between my neon pink bicycle and lime green rollerblades. I am an outdoors gal and loved riding my bike or rollerblading around my neighborhood.
What is your current position at UT? Briefly explain: I am a Program Coordinator with the College of Education’s Student Dean’s office. I split my time between advising current and prospective students and coordinating college-wide events.
Have you had any jobs prior to your current job at UT? If so, what were they? Yes. I spent the last four years advising for the Longhorn Scholars Program. Prior to that, I taught 3rd grade for two years at Galindo Elementary. As an undergrad at UT, I worked for DHFS as a Resident Assistant and served as a FIG mentor.
What is the most challenging aspect of your current job? Finding a balance between advising and event planning.
Why/How did you decide to work in an institution of higher education?
After my second year of teaching at the elementary school level, I realized I wanted to work with college students because of my positive experiences as an R.A. and FIG mentor. I applied for a position with the Longhorn Scholars Program and the rest is history…