Daisy Peña

Contact Info

Name: Daisy Peña

Region: Central and West Texas Regions

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 512-825-8547

Welcome Center: 972-883-2270


Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Alma Mater: The University of Texas at Dallas

College Major: Psychology

What is your favorite local restaurant?

Café Brazil has great coffee and delicious food. It’s open 24 hours and only a few minutes away from campus.

How did your college experience help shape who you are?

College connected me with many mentors, peers and experiences that helped me grow and learn so much about myself. As a freshman at UT Dallas I did not know exactly what I wanted to do for a career but I was able to explore different areas I was interested in. Through my involvement in student organizations at UTD I learned leadership skills and connected with people who are still my friends today.

What advice do you have for students beginning their college search?

My advice is to start early. I think it’s helpful to research and start applications early so you don’t miss out on scholarships or special program deadlines for any of the schools you are interested in. When I was applying for college I found it really helpful to make note of any deadlines for scholarships, application materials and financial aid in an organized table because I could track everything for all my applications in one place and make sure not to miss any deadlines.

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