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Get to Know Isabella

Transitioning to life on a college campus isn’t always easy. That’s what Resident Assistants (RAs) like Isabella Cano are for. Isabella is a Resident Assistant for Laurel Village, one of UTSA’s Main Campus residence halls. As an RA and biomedical engineering major, she helps students adjust to life on campus and make sure they have a fun, comfortable experience.

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What advice do you have for future Roadrunners?

“The best way to adjust to life on campus is by getting involved, and there’s no better way to lead than by example. In addition to serving as an RA, Isabella is an Ambassador for the College of Engineering and Integrated Design, where she and other ambassadors volunteer for the college and perform outreach at high schools for potential future Roadrunners. She is also a member of student organizations Quality of Life Plus and the Biomedical Engineering Society. Not only does her involvement on campus improve her college life, but it also prepares for the future, too.

“All these experiences have given me the opportunity to have leadership roles where I get to oversee other students and take initiative,” Isabella states. “I have also had the opportunity to network with companies and professors, which has given me great job opportunities.”

Getting Involved

Like many students, seeing the campus motivated Isabella to attend UTSA. Upon touring campus, she could easily envision herself as a student. She says diversity was another factor that made UTSA stand out for her because “UTSA does an excellent job at celebrating all the diversity and inclusiveness.”

Isabella advises new students to get involved around campus and “try new things. Don’t be afraid, because no one is judging you, so just have fun.”

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