bjgarza1

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Edcouch-Elsa HS - EEISD
The University of Texas-Pan American

Edinburg, TX

Active 5 days, 2 hours ago

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"Heading to Austin! "

High school(s) attended:

Edcouch-Elsa HS - EEISD

College/Career training (places, degrees, etc.):

The University of Texas-Pan American

What is your career or vocation?

Interim Director for UTPA's Valley Outreach Center

How has your education impacted your career and your life?

Having had the opportunity to get an education and find a job so quickly after graduating has been a true blessing, without my educational background i know this type of opportunity would not have been available to me.

From where you are now, what do you believe about the role of education, especially college?

I think we need to get students more in tune with the idea that college is the next step after High School, its not an option! We need to work hard to motivate students and spread the word about higher education. I truly believe the problem is that students are not aware of opportunities that are available. Although the information may be readily available students don't take the initiative and they need to be motivated to do so early on!

What advice do you have for the students of Generation TX?

I would advise students to never give up on their dreams, and to keep asking questions, because there are so many people that want to answer them!!

Why do you believe in Generation TX?

I think that the Generation TX movement will really inspire students to be part of something...and with our support Generation TX will be a big factor in getting students into a post secondary education.

What are your goals as a GenTX supporter?

As a supporter of Gen TX my goals are to inform my students, community, family and friends about this awesome movement! To present this movement through the support of the UTPA Go Center Program, as well as other College Access and Support Programs! And of course to have the RGV take the Gen TX pledge!

Do you have special skills or expertise to share?

Financial Aid, College Admissions, Other: UTPA Go Center Program, Collegiate G-Force Mentors, College Start Program, College Access and Support Programs