Senior Spotlight : Tezira Abe

Hometown: Angleton, Texas

Post-Grad Plans: law school beginning the fall of 2017

Favorite Food: breakfast tacos! I could eat them every day.

Personal Motto/Anthem: I've never really thought about this but a while back, Lindsey Limbaugh told me not to ever do anything I didn't want to and it's a pretty great rule to live by.

A memory from the ESC: I have't been around long so I don't have a ton of memories to draw from but I'd say I just love the feeling of showing up for a late night study session and having a bunch of really supportive people around!

Pro-Tip to new members of the community: build relationships with everyone at the ESC, especially Beth and Hannah, they're some of the most kind and thoughtful people I've met at Texas.

Senior Spotlight: Cara Beth Nichols

Hometown: Lampasas, Texas

Post-Grad Plans: Moving to Scotland in the fall to pursue a MSc in Social and Economic History from the University of Glasgow

Favorite Food: Queso. Pad Thai. P Terry's. A good steak.

Quote to live by: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." --Maya Angelou

Daily mantra: Be happy. Be chic.

A memory from the ESC: Sophomore year, Beyoncé's new album had just dropped around Thanksgiving. During hell week and finals, a bunch of us stayed in the TV room listening to it over and over again to relieve stress from school and our then Program Associate, Sammi, came in to ask "Is this the study room?" to which someone responded, "This is the Beyoncé room."  

Pro-Tip to new members of the community: Don't be afraid to totally immerse yourself in this community. Let the student center be your constant throughout college in seeking relief in the liturgy and comfort in these friendships.

Senior Spotlight: Alice Lazare

Hometown : Houston, TX!

Postgrad plans: Serving as a fellow with Life Together in Boston!! (An Episcopal Service Corps program... I couldn't get enough ESC in my life). Then grad school for clinical social work? Then a job? 

Favorite food: Pizza. Cake. Pasta. Almond milk. I really like food

Personal motto: "What do you plan to do with this one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver 

ESC memory: The first time I spent time at the ESC ~socially~ we played apples to apples and I made a really stupid joke and people laughed at it and I felt all loved and happy. But I tried not to show it, because I had to be cool. But I was excited, and felt like I had friends at church!

Pro-tip for new members: Go hang out with Beth and Hannah, the best candy is by their office. And they are great. 

Senior Spotlight: Sara Cannon

Hometown: Arlington, TX

Post-grad plans: A job of some kind...somewhere...doing something? 

Favorite food: Queso! 

Personal Motto/Anthem: Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are.

A memory from the ESC: It's the little things: tons of memories from late nights and weird afternoons, just hanging out and trying (or not really trying) to study. One time we raced on the rolling computer chairs; another time we had a dance party during finals week. Other memories: playing gnip-gnop, fruit snacks, pranking Beth and Hannah, and all the amazing trips we've taken.

Pro-tip to new members of the community: People really do hang out here all the time! Once I started showing up just for fun, that's when I really felt like I could make friendships and memories.

Senior Spotlight: Ali Sidoran

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Hometown: Seabrook, TX

Post-Grad Plans: The World Race! An 11 month mission trip to 11 different countries to remind people through hard work that God loves them. Eastern Europe-Southern Africa-Southeast Asia

Favorite Food: Coffee and sweet potato fries; just not together. 

Personal Motto: "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken". 

A memory from the ESC: My very first time at the ESC church service on Sunday, I brought my friend Kendall. Halfway through the service, we look at each other and say, "This feels like home", and I've been coming ever since. 

Pro-Tip to new members of the community: Don't be afraid to be weird. We're probably even weirder than you.