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Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas
Alma Mater: University of Dallas, 2012, 2016
Degree: B.A. Politics, M.B.A
Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: I love UD because the students are passionate about their education. That passion
is witnessed by an active community on campus that you will grow to love. With the
student body united in the Core curriculum, the feeling of togetherness and family
becomes solidified in Rome as you and your friends go on new adventures all across
Europe. With all the opportunities to work in DFW, the friendly student body and the
life-changing experiences that await you, the University of Dallas is can't miss!
Favorite Spot on Campus: Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? There are so many great places around the area that it is hard to pick just one. I
like Salsa dancing at Gloria's, catching a movie at Alamo Drafthouse and biking on
the Campion Trail in Irving.
Favorite Book: This is a difficult one considering that as a politics major, I got to read amazing
works by some of the most influential thinkers of all time. However, for me, Plutarch's
Lives never gets old. If I had to pick a more modern book, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah will give you a lot to reflect about your relationships with friends,
family and faith.
Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: I like cooking up meals at home, but when I go to treat myself there are several
options around town! When I'm looking for a hearty burger in Irving, Burger Island
and LA Burger won't disappoint. Terra Mediterranean Grill has a buffet that takes
me back to my time in Greece. When I need a delicious thin crust pizza I'll stop by
Cavalli's or Cane Rosso. I also like going into Dallas to La Ventana to get street
tacos and elotes.
Favorite UD Event: There is a very close tie between Groundhog and Charity Week. Both events have large
student participation which is great to see the school come together.
Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: Putting Rome on a separate pedestal, the coolest place I've visited has to be London,
Advice to Prospective Students: I would say that the best avenue for students is to be active and engaged in their
college search. Talk with your admission counselor (of course), but especially with
current students and professors when you visit campus! That way you get a feel for
the school on the everyday level and you can imagine what the college life will be