Mary

High school: Lopez High School

Major/Minor: Physics/Engineering minoring in Spanish

Class of: 2018

Hometown: Brownsville, Texas

Hobbies/Interests: I love to craft, binge watch shows on Netflix and Dancing

Campus Involvement/Organizations: Cru Campus ministry, Sigma Sigma Sigma

Favorite place to eat: I’m obsessed with Panda Express

Favorite Spot on Campus: The first floor of lee drain Building

Most memorable SHSU Experience: Attending my first Sammypalooza with my sorority sisters. Seeing T.I live was by far the best thing

Favorite SHSU tradition: I love Battle of the Piney Woods because the whole campus comes together in support for our football team. We all become one big family.

Favorite class taken at SHSU: History 1301

Favorite Professor: Dr. Olson

One thing you can’t leave home without: My phone charger

Why did you choose SHSU: I chose SHSU because the minute I stepped foot on campus I knew I had found my second home. The campus is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the atmosphere is the best.

One of the ways I show Bearkat pride is by: I wear orange every single Friday

What has surprised you most about yourself since you came to SHSU? What’s surprised me the most has been the way I have matured during the past couple of years of attending Sam. I feel as though I am more independent and even more outspoken than I used to be.

What advice would you give incoming students? Enjoy every single thing Sam and Huntsville has to offer. Go to as many events as possible, join organizations, eat at every restaurant, and I assure you your time at Sam will be unforgettable.

One fun/random fact about you: I had never eaten crawfish until I got to Sam and now it’s my favorite food

After I graduate SHSU, I hope to: go to Texas A&M to finish my engineering degree and eventually work for NASA  or Space X as an Aerospace Engineer