I’m from Port Isabel and went to UT Austin. It was incredible: life changing, a game-changer. Just opened me to all kinds of possibilities. For me being from a small town, you don’t really get to see diversity in one place like that. The diversity, especially of intellect and ideas, just opened my mind. I never knew this other world or these other kinds of things even existed. It opened my mind and my heart, and got me to question everything; it just turned that switch on for me. I thought it was on, but it really wasn’t.
Nolan Perez, BA ’93, Life Member