carolinepledger

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Brenham High School
Texas Tech University, BFA '03

Austin, TX

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High school(s) attended:

Brenham High School

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

Texas Tech University, BFA '03

What is your career or vocation?

Graphic Designer

How has your education impacted your career and your life?

My education encouraged me to grow both professionally and emotionally. Professionally, I was able to build a portfolio as an art student strong enough to land that first - but very important - design job. Emotionally, I learned to manage my life - relationships, deadlines, goals, my future, my priorities. I was able to design what I wanted my life to look like.

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

College provides a way to learn both from experts - your professors - and from trial and error on your own. I believe that education offers, pure and simple, exercise for the mind - and a playground for new research, new ideas, discoveries. It's where a lot of the "fresh" thinking starts.

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

Own it.

Why do you believe in Generation TX?

I believe in Generation TX because I care about the future of Texas. I want to be honored to work alongside a GenTXer when they graduate from higher education.

What are your goals as a GenTX supporter?

My goals are to be informed so that I can, as a supporter, inform. I want to help with the practicals - so that once a student makes the internal decision that education beyond high school is something that they want, they can understand the steps moving forward.

Do you have special skills or expertise to share?

Essays and Writing