This article is part of an ongoing series, in which students document their experiences, both on campus and beyond, from their unique perspective.
Cristobal Quiroz ’21 is a Biology and Political Science double major. His favorite part of Austin is the scenery. ‘There are so many trees, bodies of water and wildlife, and I find that so refreshing,” he says. “Coming from a desert city, it was a very big change moving to Austin, and I’m loving every minute of it!” Quiroz took these photos during a busy spring weekend.
As a part of the course Legislation and Lobbying, I had to go to the capitol to lobby for HB 3008 and HB 3009. I was with my good friend Giovanna DiNapoli, who also took the course.
One of my favorite things to do in Austin is go out to eat. Josephine Kitchen has a really nice patio area, where I often come to do homework and enjoy a meal.
The St. Edward’s campus is especially beautiful during spring, where bluebonnets grow throughout campus. I take this picturesque path every time I finish with tennis practice.
Tennis is one of the biggest aspects of my experience here at St. Edward’s. Every Tuesday and Thursday, I play alongside the other members of the Tennis Club. Join if you can. It’s so fun!
Moving to Austin permanently allowed me to bring my dog Peanut Butter along. She’s a German Shepherd and loves getting belly rubs.
This picture was taken at the BIG Event, a community service event hosted by the Student Government Association, of which I am a Senator. It is an awesome event where St. Edward’s students can give back to the community!
More About Cristobal
Where did you grow up? I’m originally from Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. I lived there for several years before moving to El Paso, Texas, the border city to Juarez. Once I started college, my family decided to move to Austin to stay close.
What inspires you? First and foremost, my mother, who immigrated to the United States to give me a better life. In addition, all of the minorities who continue to surpass all expectations and keep fighting for a better future for everyone inspire me tremendously.
What do you do in your free time?In my free time (something that basically doesn’t exist), I like to read, play tennis, and — of course, as all of my friends know — go out to eat!