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Facts about your family:

Hispanic, close family, two sisters, one brother.

Why did you choose to attend The University of Texas at Austin?

  • One of the best colleges in the nation for engineering
  • Close to home
  • I always wanted to “throw the horns”
  • Because UT is the best in everything

What do you want to do when you graduate from the university?

  • Work for a good and prestigious construction company
  • Apply for grad school
  • Have my own construction firm

If you had to choose one thing about yourself to share with the university’s Web audience, what would it be?

I am the first member of my family attending college.

Who are your heroes?

My parents. They are the most important and most significant people in my life. I want to be like them, a great and wonderful parent.

If you could travel to one spot anywhere in the world, where would you want to visit?

I would like to visit Paris.

What are your current favorite books? What books would you recommend to someone you just met?

“The Da Vince Code,” “Five People You Meet in Heaven,” “Tuesdays with Morrie” and “Dying to Cross.” I would recommend “Five People You Meet in Heaven” because this book tells you that you always learn something from every person you meet.

What pushes your buttons? What are your pet peeves?

I hate people saying “I can’t,” because I know that if you really want to do something you can do it.

What are your favorite Web sites? Why?

I love sports Web sites, but especially Mexican soccer Web sites because I love to know how my favorite soccer team is doing.

What are your favorite foods?

Italian and Mexican

What music are you listening to?

Country and Latin Pop

What are your all-time favorite movies? Why?

“Mission Impossible I, II, III” just because I love Tom Cruise.

Who are your favorite artists?

Mel Gibson and Shakira

What are your favorite academic subjects? What are you interested in studying in the future?

Mathematics and physics. Engineering.

What’s your favorite spot on campus?

Turtle pond.

Where are your favorite places to go in Austin? What are your favorite things to do in Austin?

My favorite places in Austin are Barton Springs, Lake Travis, Mount Bonnell and Hula Hut. My favorite things to do are to go out with friends, go to Mount Bonnell and watch the sunset, go to Lake Travis and have fun with friends.

What are your favorite free-time activities?

I love to play volleyball and run around campus. Just be outdoors.

Other interesting facts about you:

I love to help other people.

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September 18, 2008 | | Comments are closed for this post
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