Yessenia Perez ’20

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Yessenia Perez ’20

November 9, 2020

Yessenia Perez ’20 Kinesiology San Antonio Yessenia Perez, an undergraduate Kinesiology major with a concentration in health science at UTSA, was recently awarded first place in the 3M Ready, Set Research competition. Perez presented on the possible relations between maternal exercise during pregnancy and the… Continue Reading

Student Spotlight / Knesiology

Sandra Bustamante ’22

October 27, 2020

Sandra Bustamante ’22 Public Administration Center Point, TX Meet Sandra Bustamante, a Public Administration major with a minor in Spanish who has a passion to serve the public and fight for criminal justice reform. Sandra decided to attend UTSA because of the campus diversity, unique… Continue Reading

Student Spotlight / Public Administration

Nehemiah Jackson ’21

September 14, 2020

Nehemiah Jackson ’21 Politics and Law San Antonio, TX Nehemiah chose UTSA because his family is from San Antonio, and he felt it was the best choice for him. He was also fascinated by the university’s rich sense of community and inclusion, and intrigued by… Continue Reading

Student Spotlight / Politics & Law

Esmeralda Acosta ’21 Q&A

September 14, 2020

Esmeralda Acosta ’21 Music Education Center, TX Esmeralda has been playing the flute for 10 years and has been a member of the UTSA Flute Ensemble for two semesters. She was drawn to UTSA because a family member had attended and she loved San Antonio. She… Continue Reading

Student Spotlight / Music

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

Student Spotlight / 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