Getting to know Blanca & Sydney!
During Spring Break 2018, we welcomed two UTD students visiting BIND through the World of Work program (WOW!).
Enjoy the Q&A, prepared by Agnes & Megan.
Tell me about yourself.
Blanca: I’m 26 years old. I’m a mom and wife. I have 1 son and 3 daughters.
Sydney: I’m 21 years old. I’m from Florida. I have an older brother and a golden retriever named Lucy.
What is your college major and why did you choose to study in this field?
Blanca: I’m majoring in Neuroscience. I chose this field because I have a daughter with Spina Bifida. I wanted to learn as much as I could about my daughter’s condition. In addition, I have a sister that passed away from a brain tumor.
Sydney: I’m majoring in speech pathology. I chose this field because I have an older brother that is autistic and I do many therapies with him.
How would other UTD students describe you?
Blanca: I’m motivated, hard-working, and very busy. I’m known as a super-mom.
Sydney: I’m quiet and studious.
What have you observed about BIND members?
Blanca: I’ve seen amazing things. The motivation level is high. Everybody is helping each other.
Sydney: Everyone is happy to be here and they are enthusiastic about BIND.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Blanca: I will have completed my degree and I will have a job in a research facility.
Sydney: I will have graduated with my masters in speech pathology and I will be working in a hospital.