Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Major: B.S. in Economics
Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2014
UT Dallas Achievements & Activities
- Dean's List
- Tau Sigma National Honor Society
- Candidate for Latin Honors
Deciding on Economics
I have always been drawn to mathematics, and done very well in the subject. Because of this, I thought I would study Actuarial Sciences. However, my older sister is an economist in Mexico City, and introduced me to the subject of economics. I decided to take a couple of introductory courses. Once I began those classes, I realized the subject has a great balance between my first interest, math, and theory. After that, I knew economics was for me.
My EPPS Success
The key to my success in EPPS at UTD has been my willingness to work hard. I take pride in my education, and I work hard to do my absolute best in every course I take. Another factor that has helped me to succeed in school is to have a strong open communication with the EPPS faculty. The teachers and advisors are always willing to help their students. I have been fortunate to have had their support and help.
Plans for the Future
I have several interests in the financial sector, and I would like to explore potential careers in that field. I am also interested in pursuing a Master's degree in Economics.
Advice to Prospective EPPS Students
As a 25 year old student the main advice that I can give to prospective students is to find a balance between school and their personal life, but always prioritizing school. Also, do not be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to in order to fully grasp a concept, or a whole subject. Lastly, take pride in your education. Many people may have degrees, but the time, effort, and money that it takes to finish is great, so be proud you have done what it takes to get your degree.
In my free time I like to spend time with my family, watch documentaries, play with my three-legged dog, Sparrow, box at the gym, and watch my favorite sport, tennis.