“I wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps and become a Roadrunner …”
My UTSA story started a long time ago. UTSA is my father’s alma mater, so it’s been a part of my family since I was a baby. He graduated when I was about 2 or 3, and there’s pictures of me at his graduation dressed as a little UTSA cheerleader. My mom had me in an orange and navy blue outfit with little pom poms in my hair. When I found that picture about 10 years ago, I told my parents, “I know y’all encouraged me to go to college outside of San Antonio, but I want to go to UTSA. It’s a great institution, and it’s close to home but I could live on campus and just be my own self.”
On campus, I joined the Black Student Union, and that has changed me tremendously. I am currently the co-community service coordinator for that organization, and it has opened my eyes to so many businesses and organizations in San Antonio that offer services, and it’s allowed me and my fellow co-community service coordinator to plan events and represent UTSA in the best way possible to give back to people in need.
I think that coming to this institution really has changed my life. I love the campus — I love that it’s big but also can feel like a small campus as times because you’re always seeing people you know. I am so proud to be a Roadrunner and once I finish up my education at UTSA, I’ll be a proud Roadrunner forever.
That is why I am so proud to be a Roadrunner.