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“The thing that first drew me to UTSA is the sense of community …”

Maren Kitogo

Meet Maren

Hi! I am studying kinesiology at UTSA with hopes of becoming a future physical therapist for both youth and national teams.

As a first-generation immigrant student — I immigrated here from Tanzania — I wanted to be in an environment that helps me grow but also makes me feel comfortable. I feel like that’s what UTSA brings to all of its students, especially international students and first-generation students. The university has so many programs and so many faculty and staff who identify as first-gen that will help you make your college experience smoother.

During my time here, I have been blessed to be a part of so many different organizations, such as the Black Health Professions Organization, the Black Leadership Advisory Council, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the African Students Association and many, many more organizations that are built to make students like UTSA is their home away from home.

I’m also a student worker — I work in Student Affairs for the Multicultural Student Center, and I love working there and meeting more multicultural students.

major: Kinesiology

year: Senior

hometown: Sugar Land, TX