Communication student finds passion in digital media and helping others

Category: Student Spotlight

Communication student finds passion in digital media and helping others

July 24, 2020

When Alexandra Bevan, a junior at UTSA, joined the College of Liberal and Fine Arts’ communications program she thought public relations was the route she wanted to go. However, her heart was drawn to the more creative side of the communications world, so she picked… Continue Reading

Student Spotlight / Communication

Ana-Sofia Gonzalez ’19

April 17, 2020

Ana-Sofia Gonzalez ’19 Global Affairs & Spanish Mexico City, MX UTSA alumna Ana-Sofia Gonzalez ’19 has been named an English teaching assistant in the Fulbright Student Program. The Fulbright program is administered by the U.S. Department of State and is the flagship program for international… Continue Reading

Student Spotlight / Global Affairs / Spanish

Vaness Tilton ‘21

April 14, 2020

Vanessa Tilton ‘21 Kinesiology & Nutrition and Dietetics Del Rio, TX “As a student veteran, I’ve carried the work ethic and discipline developed during my time in the Army into my studies. It’s proven to be extremely valuable and has helped set me apart.” Vanessa… Continue Reading

Rowdy Zine / Knesiology / Nutrition & Dietetics

Naomi Alyafei ’21

April 8, 2020

Naomi Alyafei ’21 Biomedical Engineering Somalia Alyafei is a biomedical engineering major with a concentration in biomechanics. Her journey to UTSA is a remarkable one. Born in Somalia, she and her family were forced to immigrate to Yemen at an early age and resettled in… Continue Reading

Biomedical Engineering

Christian Strong ’20

April 8, 2020

Chemical Engineering McAllen, TX Meet Christian Strong, a chemical engineering major from McAllen, he is part of the UTSA Top Scholars program, which recruits students from across Texas who excel in academics, leadership and service. Last summer Strong worked as an organic chemistry research intern… Continue Reading

Student Spotlight / Chemical Engineering

Kaitlyn Varela ’20

March 5, 2020

Kaitlyn Varela ’20 Biochemistry San Antonio, TX Kaitlyn Varela never planned to graduate from UTSA. As a participant in the UT Austin Coordinated Admission Program (CAP), she intended to transfer to UT Austin after her first year at UTSA. But when it was time to… Continue Reading

Student Spotlight / Biochemistry

Natalie Torresdey ’19

December 16, 2019

Natalie Torresdey is known for giving back to her community, being an excellent student and having a drive for success. Graduating this fall from the UTSA College of Business with honors and a bachelor’s degree in finance, she is ready to take on the world… Continue Reading


Julieta Nelson ’19

December 16, 2019

Viewing life as an adventure Julieta Nelson has been on an extraordinary journey during her time in the UTSA College of Business.  She graduates this month with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a new career as a consulting analyst in New York City with… Continue Reading


Carolina Cruz ’19

December 16, 2019

Taking her first step on the career ladder, Carolina Cruz graduates this month with a bachelor of business administration degree in economics from the UTSA College of Business. Following an internship this summer with Eli Lilly, she received a full-time offer as a sales representative… Continue Reading


Q&A Shirlyn Davenport ’21

November 18, 2019

Shirlyn Davenport ‘21 Music Education San Antonio, TX Shirlyn was avidly passionate about choir all throughout grade school. When she was a high school senior, the UTSA choir came and played at her school. She absolutely fell in love with the performance. From that moment… Continue Reading

Rowdy Zine / Music