(HARLINGEN) – Caitlin Sanchez from Harlingen is a student at Texas State Technical College. She is currently completing her General Academic Core and plans on pursuing an associate degree in Education and Training beginning Fall 2017.
The 18-year-old has been able to maintain a 3.7 grade-point average while serving her community through TSTC’s Service Squad and being an active volunteer with Student Government Association.
After graduating from TSTC I plan on transferring to the University of Texas at San Antonio to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
What’s your dream job?
I haven’t decided on a dream job yet. I either want to teach math and eventually work my way up to a professor or dean of a college or university. Or, I can take my love of math into the banking industry.
What has been your greatest accomplishment while at TSTC?
My greatest accomplishment has been making my parents proud. I’ve always worked hard to do right by them and keep my grades up.
What greatest lesson have you learned about yourself or life?
I have learned to always stay humble and not lose sight of who I am, where I come from and where I’m trying to go.
Who at TSTC has most influenced your success?
The person at TSTC who has influenced my success is my algebra instructor Amanda Tamez. She is the most dedicated person I know. She makes me believe I can really do what she does (teaching) one day.
What is your advice for future TSTC students?
My advice for future TSTC students is to take advantage of opportunities outside of the classroom. Join student organizations and clubs and get to know more people. It really does change your college experience and you make new friends.