Originally from Monterrey, Mexico, senior Visual Arts Studies major for Art Education Cecilia Martinez knew that to gain the best art education possible, she needed to come to Texas.
“The arts have always influenced me in everything I do. My high school education was enhanced by my advanced art classes, which in turn also helped me complete my associate’s degree in architecture,” Cecilia said. “Now art is the major power force behind my BFA in visual art studies, and finally becoming a successful art educator.”
After graduating in May, Cecilia hopes to quickly have a classroom of her own. In the meantime, she will continue to learn the skills required to teach in the arts.
“The arts teach the science behind understanding and succeeding in all fields,” she said. “Society benefits from art as it holds the basics in organization, creativity, communication and history. Life does not exist without the arts.”