What makes you proud to be a Razorback?

I’m the most proud when I travel to conferences at other schools and represent the University of Arkansas. I love showing other school what we’re about and how amazing our students and programs are.

What is your favorite campus activity? Why?

I love going to the Distinguished Lectures. Where else am I going to get the opportunity to see Rigoberta Menchu or Bill Nye? I get so fired up to learn something interesting from accomplished people that care for the future of the world and the minds of the youth.

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

Dr. Ana Bridges has been such a role model to me in my professional development. It’s so important to me to be able to see someone in a position I want to be in. She has helped me with my thesis, looking into graduate schools, and easing my worries along the way.

What do you hope to do after graduation?

I want to go to graduate school for clinical psychology. Also, I want to get some dogs and maybe a cat.

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

Get involved on campus. Find your niche and be the best that you can be in it. You have to be uncomfortable first before you can find your place.

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

I have learned so much from people that I have met within the five years I’ve gone here. I have learned to be more open and more confident in my opinions. I have learned that being bold can make people uncomfortable, but I don’t let it stop me.

“Get involved on campus. Find your niche and be the best that you can be in it. You have to be uncomfortable first before you can find your place.”

Pamela Aguilar

Advice to new U of A students

Pamela Aguilar

Age: 23

Year in School: Senior

Major: Psychology & Spanish

Clubs/RSO involvement: Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc., Community Service Chair; United Greek Council, President

Favorite U of A Tradition: Senior Walk