(Oct. 19, 2017) -- When Fiesta San Antonio rolls around next year, a University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) student will be a part of the Fiesta royalty. Carla Juarez, a senior Honors College student and accounting major, has been crowned Miss Fiesta San Antonio 2018.
“I'm incredibly humbled to be a part of the Miss Fiesta tradition and can't wait to begin leaving my own legacy within the city through my project,” Juarez said.”While Fiesta is still a few months away I am already excited to take part in the celebration and to see fellow Roadrunners out and about!”
Juarez has spent the past two years at UTSA working with student leaders and administrators to improve the university and increase student involvement. The 21 year-old has served as student body secretary for the UTSA Student Government Association, vice-president for the First to Go and Graduate organization, an Involvement Ambassador, and as a member of the University Center, University Assembly, and First Gen Councils. Her future plans include pursuing a master’s degree in accounting and staying connected to the San Antonio community by serving as an advocate for education.
At an early age, Juarez struggled to learn in school due to a language barrier. Despite this, she worked hard to excel in the classroom and achieved the distinction of salutatorian upon graduating high school. Through her community service project proposal, the first-generation Roadrunner hopes to educate young students in underperforming public schools to become better students. She also wants to start a book drive to encourage reading at home, school presentations and community outreach events.
Learn more about Fiesta San Antonio.
The kickoff to Roadrunner Days, the UTSA community welcomes the thousands of students who move in to their new homes as they begin their journey at UTSA.Various residence halls, Main Campus
This come and go session allows Roadrunners and their families to explore all the great things the UTSA Libraries offers to help students succeed. Join a group on a quest through the library for a chance at prizes and enjoy some ice cream.John Peace Library, Main Campus
Fast Action Trivia is a game where participants interact with fellow Roadrunners to test their brain skills while learning some interesting things about UTSA and have a chance to win actual cash money!Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
This UTSA tradition is a fun, engaging opportunity for Roadrunners to learn about the facilities, recreation programs and wellness services offered at the Main and Downtown Campuses while also enjoying tons of games and activities with new and old friends.Recreation and Wellness Center Texas Room (RWC 2.214) and San Antonio Room (RWC 2.218), Main Campus
The UTSA Ambassadors are here to help students find their classes before the first day of school! Bring your class schedule to the UTSA Ambassadors table in the Student Union Ski Lodge (near Chili’s Too!), and they will help you navigate the campus to find your classes.Student Union Ski Lodge (SU 1.01.00), Main Campus
Kickback at the Union is a welcome back event for new and returning Roadrunners. Come relax and learn about the Student Union, enjoy free food, games, photo booth, and a chance to connect with each department in the Union. Arrive early for free t-shirt and stay late for a movie.Student Union Paseo and Buildings, Main Campus
Following Kickback, stick around the Union for a free screening of Avengers Infinity Wars.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
The Honors College welcomes its new freshmen with a breakfast, meet and greet with Honors College administrators, faculty, staff and peers and an opportunity to learn about the experiences they will have with the Honors College.Student Union Denman Room (SU 2.01.28), Main Campus