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Enrollment Services Counselor

Karla L Lopez-Bownds

Name : Karla Bownds

Office : Houston Office

Phone : 281-904-2034

E-mail :

Hometown : Dallas, Texas

Alma Mater : The University of Texas at Dallas

College Major : Psychology

Q: What's your favorite thing about The University of Texas at Dallas?
I was able to grow in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Its location and the community of Richardson, Texas made me feel safe to study on campus, also being able to experience a culture outside of my own.

Q: What's your favorite place on campus and why?
The Comet Cafe and The Pub to eat, relax, and enjoy the company of friends at UT Dallas. I also like to admire the view of the court side between the Administration Building and Green Hall. When the weather is just right I enjoy the fragrance of the magnolia trees next to the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Q: What do you like about being an admissions counselor?
Helping students achieve goals and develop lives through a college education. It's a rewarding process to receive a thank you call from a student.

Q: What advice would you give to college-bound students?
1. Find strong mentors, especially in a field related to your interests.
2. Ask questions about the college experiences of those you respect and admire.
3. Keep in close contact with your mentors. Their lessons will last a lifetime.
4. Always seek wisdom, knowledge and experience in everything that you do.

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