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Hi there! My name is Laura Villarreal and I’m a senior at Texas State University. I will be graduating in May 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Electronic Media with a concentration in Digital Media and a minor in Media Studies. I was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. I graduated from United High School in June of 2017 in the top 15% of my class.

In high school, I was part of the Engineering and Technology Magnet program. I took classes where I learned about engineering, robotics, computer science and AutoCAD. I really enjoyed those classes, but I don’t think I ever really wanted to go into the engineering field. Once I was in college, I got the chance to explore a few different majors and found that mass communications was what I was really interested in.

As a kid, I remember wanting to be an actress. As a teenager, I remember growing up watching youtube and wanting to get in front of the camera to create content. As a young adult, I get immersed by documentaries/docuseries, cooking channels, the concept of a show like Saturday Night Live. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I have always in a way wanted to be a content creator and a storyteller. I’m very happy I kind of by accident fell into electronic media. Sometimes I feel like I’m behind on experience compared to my classmates that knew this was their passion at a younger age, but I have loved every class about web design, media writing, and storytelling.