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Naomi Alyafei ’21

Category: Student Spotlight

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

Chemical Engineering / Student Spotlight

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

Biochemistry / Student Spotlight

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

Music / Rowdy Zine

Monica Rangel ’22

November 18, 2019

Monica Rangel ‘22 Nursing Nursing Nursing Laredo, TX Monica was drawn to UTSA’s diverse and inclusive culture after she attended UTSA Day, when the entire campus is transformed into an open house for Future Roadrunners to explore and experience. At UTSA Day, Monica found the… Continue Reading

Nursing / Rowdy Zine

Taylor Martin ’20

November 14, 2019

Taylor Martin ‘20 Finance San Antonio, TX San Antonio native Taylor Martin made it her mission to find her career path when she joined the UTSA College of Business. Capping off her senior year with an exclamation point, her ambition and work ethic have resulted… Continue Reading

Finance / Student Spotlight

Q&A with Will Smith

October 9, 2019

Will Smith ’20 Cyber Security Austin, TX  Why UTSA? I saw that UTSA was #1 in the Nation for Cybersecurity. I wanted to be taught by the best and to be the best in the workplace, so I applied. Have you always been interested in… Continue Reading

Cyber Security / Latest News / Student Spotlight