Mariana

High school: Rivera High School

Major/minor: Sociology/Criminal Justice

Class of: 2018

Hometown: Brownsville, Tx

Hobbies & interests: Skating, sports, cars, and graphic design

Campus involvement/organizations: Member of LULAC and IHA

Favorite place to eat in Huntsville: Humphrey’s! Best wings in town.

Favorite spot on campus: CHSS (a computer lab and nap area all in one building)

Most memorable SHSU experience: My first home football game

Favorite SHSU tradition: Raven's Call

Favorite class taken at SHSU: English 1302

Favorite professor:  Dr. Olson

One thing you can't leave home without: My Bearkat Onecard!

Why did you choose SHSU? I chose to come to SHSU because when I first toured the campus I thought it was beautiful, it was love at first sight.

One of the ways I show Bearkat pride is by: Wearing SHSU shirts

What has surprised you most about yourself since you came to SHSU? How much confidence I’ve gained being here.

What advice would you give incoming students?: Get involved! Make some friends, make memories, enjoy your time here at SHSU and always remember why you are here in the first place to stay on track!

One fun/random fact about you: I live right down the street from South Padre Island

After I graduate from SHSU, I hope to: Quickly find a job in my field and settle down in a place I can call “home”.