What makes you proud to be a Razorback?

Playing for this amazing university and wearing the Hog on my chest every day makes me very proud. We are surrounded by fans, supporters, and fellow students who admire us, and it is special to contribute with their Razorback experience by getting thrilling wins and setting examples across the state.

What is your favorite campus activity? Why?

I love watching other student-athletes representing the school. Most of my free time is dedicated to supporting other sports in their home events, because we are all in this college journey together and there is nothing better than seeing hardworking people succeed as Razorbacks and in life.

Who at the U of A has been particularly influential in your personal or professional development? Why did you select this person?

The group of 460+ student-athletes for inspiring me to become the leader I am today and for constantly supporting me as I take on the challenges of developing my life away from my home country, Brazil.

What do you hope to do after graduation?

After graduation, I hope to start my MBA in the Walton College and extend my stay in Fayetteville. I’m looking forward to transitioning from life in athletics to a career in business administration, and Walton will allow me to continue to develop as an empowering woman and achieve my career and life goals.

What advice would you give to a new student at the U of A?

Take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you. Explore organizations, meet new people, and do not be afraid of getting out of your comfort zone, but always be true to your values.

How do you think your time at the University of Arkansas will influence your future?

The U of A gave me the wisdom, confidence, and experiences necessary to start a new chapter in my life. The people I have met in my college career inspire me to stay true to my values and take on any challenges, and I know that being a Hog will continue to change my life for the better.

“The U of A gave me the wisdom, confidence, and experiences necessary to start a new chapter in my life. The people I have met in my college career inspire me to stay true to my values and take on any challenges, and I know that being a Hog will continue to change my life for the better.”

Flavia Dechandt Araujo

Age: 23

Year in School: Senior

Major: Management, Retail Minor

Clubs/RSO involvement: Razorback Women’s Tennis, student-athlete; Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, president; Brazilian Students Organization, founder; Sam M. Walton College of Business, ambassador; Dean’s Student Leadership Advisory Council, member