Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Samantha Hernandez

An Outstanding Islander

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Bright Future Ahead

Samantha Hernandez believes the Island University has become her springboard for a bright future by affording her numerous opportunities for campus involvement. The 2007 Gregory-Portland High School graduate, who was accepted into several schools before deciding on Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, is proud to earn a degree from the same university as her parents. The junior political science major (with minors in philosophy and history) is president of the Student Government Association, which co-sponsored the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Celebration in 2009, and the first Kapuna Walk and College Expo in 2010. The McNair Scholar, who maintains a 3.8 grade point average, plans to study abroad in Istanbul, Turkey, this summer to examine the ideological beliefs of Turkish and U.S. students. She is currently conducting research with Dr. Joseph Jozwiak, comparing corporate social responsibility of environmental policies between the European Union and the U.S. Hernandez has twice traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Presidential Inauguration and for the Student Government Conference. In addition, she serves on the Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board for the Texas A&M University System, is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta and works as a grader for Dr. Robert Bezdek. Hernandez is backed by a supportive family, including a younger brother and sister who have their eyes set on attending Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Her future plans are to receive a J.D. and Ph.D. in Government and International Relations and Law from Georgetown University and analyze how people are affected by the environment and how different cultures treat women and children.

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