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Amazing Student – Julissa Zamora

Texas A&M Department of Economics Amazing Student
March, 2023


Julissa Zamora


Houston, Texas

High School:

Channelview High School

Degree objective:

Bachelor of Science in Economics

Expected graduation:

May 2023

University highlights, awards, scholarships:

Facility Associate of the Week, Student Recreation Center Spring 2022 Best Co-Chair, Women in Economics Fall 2021 Best Committee, Women in Economics: Philanthropy Fall 2021 Regent’s Scholar, Texas A&M University Dean’s List, San Jacinto Community College

Clubs/Organizations I am (was) a part of:

Women in Economics

Current employment:

I am currently a waitress at Juanita’s Tex Mex Cantina.

Family ties to Texas A&M:

None! I am a first generation college student, and Ag!

I chose to attend Texas A&M because…

Due to its core values and resources. When I first visited Aggieland, a random Ag asked to help my family and me find what we were looking for. That’s when I knew that kindness and selflessness were what I wanted to surround myself with at a university. I also learned about the resources for Latina/Latino students and many more for first-generation students.

My favorite things to do on campus are…

Get lunch at Copperhead’s (Best Queso Ever).

When I have free time, I like…

To drive to Sam Houston State University to visit my friend who attend the university, play board games, and go to the Museum District in Houston.

The craziest thing I’ve done is…

Cliff dove at McKinney Falls.

My favorite place to study is…

The top floor of the Annex.

My favorite ECON professor is…

Dr. Craig Schulman

My favorite part of being an Economics student is…

Having a strong set of analytical skills that can easily be applied to a variety of career paths.

If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with…

Bad Bunny.

If I knew I could not fail, I would…

Be a back up dancer for Bad Bunny.

If money was not a consideration, I would love to…

Travel Europe with my mom and sister.

What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it?

My biggest passion is to stay connected from the background I come from and what that would mean in a corporate world. I have been pursuing this by recognizing and talking about what it means to be a minority in the work place, then furthermore different areas of a person’s life. Over the summer, I interned for Blue Cross Blue Shield and presented about Healthcare Inequalities in America.

After graduation, I plan to…

Spend the summer with my family. Then I will move to Dallas in August for my full-time offer with American Airlines.

The one Texas A&M experience I will always remember is…

Going to my first Aggie Football Game, which was last Fall against Alabama.