Fabian Sosa

Fabian Sosa

Name: Fabian H. Sosa
Age: 22
Major: Spanish Translation and Interpretation
College: College of Liberal Arts
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
High School: Los Fresnos High School, Los Fresnos 

I chose UTRGV because they offer exceptional and affordable college education. UTRGV ranked first in the nation among public institutions for least student debt. UTRGV gave me what other universities couldn’t - a chance.

What made you decide on your current major?
I’ve always had a passion to help others to the best of my God-given ability. Being bilingual, I saw the opportunity to use that skill to serve people who can’t communicate the way they’d like to, whether in a hospital, court room, or a UN meeting. This passion drove me to Spanish Translating and Interpreting.

What do you hope to achieve beyond completion of your major?
I hope my degree can assist with what I truly want to do, Christian Ministry. Possibly as a missionary overseas where Spanish is the main language or maybe here. I hope to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the nations, including Spanish-speakers. 

What do you like most about UTRGV?
I have to say, above all, I love the people. Working on campus with the Center for Student involvement (CSI) has exposed me to the “behind the scenes.” I’ve seen what goes on behind the campus events and behind the UTRGV mission; hard work, dedication, and above all heart. The full-time staff at UTRGV, especially in CSI, have been some of the kindest people I’ve ever met. I’m so glad I’ve had the opportunity to serve under CSI; I wouldn’t change it for the world. Thank you so much to everyone at the CSI.

What does being a Vaquero mean to you?
I am a part of something bigger than myself. As a Vaquero, I can say that I’m a part of something that makes the world a better place. UTRGV has made hospitals, classrooms, courtrooms, political offices, space-stations, clinics, hotels, restaurants, etc. a better place. I’m honored to be a Vaquero.

What opportunities has UTRGV helped you find throughout your community?
UTRGV has opened the door to many opportunities throughout my community. UTRGV has opened the door to serve at our zoo, food pantry, and beach clean-ups to assisting teachers in elementary classrooms and nurses in clinics.

What advice do you have for fellow students pursuing their degrees?
Step out of your comfort zone. Try things your highschool-self wouldn’t. What I mean is get involved on campus - join a club, join a leadership academy, work on campus, talk to people, ask what they want to do in the future and ask others how they got to where they are now. You’ll be surprised at what happens.