PSJA T. Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School, Class of 2018
Associate Degree in Computer Science from South Texas College
Plans to Attend: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Major: Software Engineering
NASA Texas High School Aerospace Scholar / 1st Place Student Spaceflight Experiment / 3-year Business Professionals of America State Qualifier / 2nd Place in UIL Computer Science / Phi Theta Kappa Honors Scholar
What are your goals and aspirations?
I plan to pursue my bachelor's, master's, and my doctoral degrees in software engineering. I definitely want to further advance my knowledge in software engineering and expand to other computer science fields like networking and cyber-security. Eventually, I want to work on the cutting edge of technology, inventing and building the tools we will use to shape the future.
NASA Texas High School Aerospace Scholar, 1st Place Student Spaceflight Experiment, 3-year Business Professionals of America State Qualifier, 2nd Place in UIL Computer Science, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Scholar
How was your Early College experience?
I have learned a lot over the past four years. Now that I am graduating, I realize how much I will miss PSJA T-STEM. I had an amazing four years and I hope many others get to enjoy PSJA the same way I did.
What has Early College done for you?
As of now, I am on track to complete my Associate's Degree in Computer Science and my CompTIA A+ Certification by May. I leave PSJA as a college-ready student equipped to tackle the future.
What would you say to your PSJA Family?
I have received so much help along the way and there is no way I could have gotten this far if I did not have amazing staff behind me. Thank you to all of you who supported me and helped me become the person I am today.
What would be your message for underclassmen?
Take each opportunity - no matter how difficult - as a chance to grow. Try new things and don't let fear get in the way. Be yourself! Life will be so much easier if you are not spending all your time trying to be someone you are not!