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Student Spotlight

 

Lucia Macias

Lucia Macias

 

Lucia Macias ’21 is currently a senior double majoring in English/Sociology.
 
Throughout her experience with the Community Work Study Program, Lucia has completed 1 year and 2 months working with Keep Laredo Beautiful. Her job duties consists of research, creation of promotional content, and coordinating events such as the Safe and Solo Campaign where she assists local organizations with beautification projects. Lucia believes this opportunity played a significant role in helping develop her research, writing, and networking skills. “I absolutely recommend the Community Work-Study Program if you are interested in giving back to the community because a lot of doors open for you and you might find yourself working in a field that might become your career,” said Lucia.
Cynthia San Miguel

Cynthia San Miguel

 

Cynthia San Miguel ’21 is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Biology. She is currently working on a Biomedical Informatics certification with UT Health Houston in TAMIU’s Accelerated Program (4+1), bringing her one step closer to fulfilling her dream of attending medical school and becoming a pediatric cardiologist.
 
Throughout her experience with the Community Work-Study Program, Cynthia has completed 1 year and 2 months working with Instituto Cultural De Mexico. Her job duties consist of clerical work, social media engagement, event coordination, and creation of grant applications. Cynthia believes this opportunity played a significant role in helping develop her leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills. “I would definitely recommend this program to other students. This is a great program that gets your foot in the door. You learn a lot while helping your community in many ways.” stated Cynthia.
Jessica Ramirez

Jessica Ramirez

 

Jessica Ramirez ’21 is currently a senior majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Psychology. After graduation Jessica plans to apply to the police academy bringing her one step closer to fulfilling her dream of working as a Humane Law Enforcement Officer. She is also a proud member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
 
Jessica has worked with United Way for 1 year and 4 months. Her job duties consists of assisting with the 2-1-1 Texas Call center program. Jessica believes through this opportunity, she has improved her communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills. “I would definitely recommend the Work Study program to other students because it really gives one an opportunity to gain work experience while also getting an education,” stated Jessica.