SAMbassador: Cristian

High school: LaVega High School

Major/minor: Education

Class of: 2019

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Hobbies & interests: I love too cook, but I might love eating a little but more. I also enjoy reading cool facts and trivia, and watching tutorials of any sort. I have a special love for children and enjoy being able to volunteer with the children of Huntsville.

Campus involvement/organizations: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., African Student Association Program Chair, and NPHC - Vice President

Favorite place to eat in Huntsville: Taco Mania!

Favorite spot on campus: The yard 

Most memorable SHSU experience: I was able to be apart of the 2017 Homecoming Court! 

Favorite SHSU tradition: Saturday@SAM 

Favorite class taken at SHSU: Becoming a Teacher

Favorite professor: Susanna Shupp

One thing you can't leave home without: My glasses

Why did you choose SHSU?: When I visited Sam my senior year of high school it honestly just felt "right", I felt at home as soon as I walked on the campus.

One of the ways I show Bearkat pride is by: One way I show bearkat pride is by trying to collect as many free shirts possible so I can have a lot of bearkat apparel to show the world!

What has surprised you most about yourself since you came to SHSU?: My confidence in myself has increased tremendously, I used to be afraid to try certain things because I was afraid to fail. SHSU has taught me to just enjoy the experience and try anything and everything!

What advice would you give incoming students?: GET INVOLVED! SHSU has over 250 organization, there's one for you!

One fun/random fact about you: I am afraid of animals, clowns, mannequins, large bodies of water, huge statues...pretty much everything!

After I graduate from SHSU, I hope to: Teach kindergarten in the Houston area, and hopefully own and operate my own learning center. A huge goal of mine is to one day be able to come back to SHSU and become a professor in the College of Education.

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