I was born on February 19, 2000 in San Antonio, Texas, and have been living there for the past 20 years. In middle and high school, I was part of the concert and marching bands, working my way up to section leader of the drumline at my high school. I decided to come to Tech because most of my family has, including my sister who is at the HSC studying physical therapy. Also, it was in state and cheaper for my family, and I got a nice scholarship here, and it’s easily the best Texas university. Throughout most of my education I had little idea of what I wanted to major in once I got to college, though for a few years I really wanted to be a doctor. When I was a freshman in high school, I realized the work that would take me, and in my junior year I decided I wanted to go into petroleum engineering. When I came to visit Tech, the reps for the college of engineering advised me to take mechanical engineering, as it would be more lucrative in the future and so I decided to switch and apply as a ME.