Student Success Profile

(HARLINGEN) – Gabby PerrettGabby Perrett is a student at Texas State Technical College pursuing an associate degrees in Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics, and in Mathematics.

The 20-year-old Edinburg native expects to graduate Spring 2019 and is a member of the Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics Club.

What are your plans after graduation?

After I graduate I want to continue my education at Texas A&M University in College Station to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems.

What’s your dream job?

My dream jobs are to work for a city in the geographic information systems department and manage the land surveying and I would also like to work for a non-profit designing and building houses for those less fortunate so they have a place to call home.

What has been your greatest accomplishment while at TSTC?

My greatest accomplishment while at TSTC has been being able to show my parents, who do not have a college background, that I’m working hard to achieve my goal of a college degree and showing my younger brother that an education is possible.

What greatest lesson have you learned about yourself or life?

The greatest lesson I have learned is that although my family and I stress economically, I have the strength and knowledge I need to go to college. TSTC has shown me this.

Who at TSTC has had the greatest influence on your success?

My Architectural Design and Engineering Graphics instructors Samuel Pizano, David Campos, Miguel Loya and Marc Rosas are my greatest influences. They are always willing to share their experiences and give their students advice. Hearing about their journeys helps me feel that if they can do it, so can I.

What is your advice for future TSTC students?

My advice for future TSTC students is be determined and don’t let anything stop you from pushing forward and getting your college degree.