UTSA Sis is featured in College Newsletter

CONNECTING WITH SAMIRA LOPEZ: A STANDOUT AT UTSA

Samira Lopez is a Senior at UTSA. She is majoring in Mexican American Studies with a concentration in Cultural and Literary Studies and a minor in Bicultural Bilingual Studies.  Samira is a member of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. currently serving as the Vice President of the Chi Chapter at UTSA. She has also served the Chapter as the Service Officer and as Academic Chair.

Samira was also a Resident Assistant for two years, and a Senior Resident Assistant for one year. In addition, Samira has also been an Orientation Leader, a Student Coordinator and currently a Student Assistant in Orientation and Family Programs.

Upon graduation Samira plans to be involved with City Year in Los Angeles and then apply for graduate school to obtain a Master’s degree in either Student Affairs Administration or Cultural Studies. Samira is first generation Mexican American and she and her siblings are the first in their family to attend college. Samira has a deep devotion, consideration and compassion for the Mexican American community. She wants Latina and Latino students to know their history and be aware of current issues involving and impacting the Mexican American and Chicano/a community.

In her little bit of spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her Kappa Delta Chi sisters and her family. Samira also loves to explore San Antonio and other cities. She also loves to hang out with her boyfriend Raul. Samira would also like to give a “shout out:” “I would like to thank Maritza Villegas for always helping me here at UTSA… And we had FUN in Spain.”

Samira’s favorite quote = “I change myself ‐ I change the world.” Gloria Anzaldúa

Her favorite movie = Selena

This article is courtesy of the UTSA Newsletter: The ICE CHEST 

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