The Mustang Scholars

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The Mustang Scholars

Learn more about each of our current scholars below!

If you have any questions about the program or would like to connect to one of the scholars, email Jackie Romero at jmromero@smu.edu.

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Anaka Adams

High SchoolThe School of for the Gifted and Talented at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
MajorsFrench and Political Science
Graduation Year: 2021

 

 

 

Tiayana Campbell-Addo

High SchoolHarmony Science Academy
MajorPsychology
Graduation Year: 2024

 

 

 

Ivy Cao

High SchoolThe School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
MajorsBiological Science and Health and Society
Minor: 
Cognitive Science
Current Extracurricular ActivitiesRotunda Scholars Program, Vietnamese Student Association, and Asian Council
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: Making connections in my personal and professional life.
Graduation Year: 2021

 

Saul Omar De Labra

High School: The School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
MajorComputer Science
Current Extracurricular Activity:  College Hispanic American Students (CHAS)  
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: My internship at Qorvo, a semiconductor company that designs, manufactures, and supplies radio-frequency systems for applications that drive wireless and broadband communications.
Graduation Year: 2021


Giancarlos Dominguez

High School: Irving High School
MajorComputer Science
Current Extracurricular Activities: Computer Science Club, Cyber Security Club, and Creative Writing Club
Graduation Year: 2021

 


Sidney Eichelberger

High School: The School of for the Gifted and Talented at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
MajorsBiochemistry and Philosophy
Minor: 
Mathematics
Current Extracurricular Activity: SMU Chemistry Society
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: My internships with NASA and researching as part of the Garcia-Bosch lab.
Graduation Year: 2020

 

Jaylen Freeman

High School: W. H. Adamson High School
MajorAccounting
Minor: 
Religion
Current Extracurricular Activity: Greek Life at SMU
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: My summer internship.
Graduation Year: 2023


Julia Griffin

High School: Parish Episcopal School
MajorPsychology
Minor: Cognitive Science
Current Extracurricular Activities: Mustang Heroes (Dallas Animal Services volunteer), psychology research assistant, student employee at Meadows box office and education curriculum assistant and tutor for Project Intensity, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, and intramural volleyball.
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: My proudest accomplishment is helping conduct research in the Family Research Center as a research assistant. I learned a lot about my major and how to work in a real, professional environment. I also loved getting involved in something that I am passionate about and truly believe could help someone one day!
Graduation Year: 2023

 

Dominick Hernandez

High School: The School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
MajorAPSM (Applied Physiology and Sport Management)
Current Extracurricular Activity: SMU Men’s Soccer Team
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: I am proud of my Interticket USA internship. Interticket helps partners connect brands with fans to grow loyalty and keep their business thriving in today's ever-changing marketplace. I was also invited to the 2019 MLS college Combine, and I am a 3-time AAC tournament champion.
Graduation Year: 2020


Maria Izaguirre

High School: The School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Majors: Sociology, Psychology, and Human Rights
Current Extracurricular Activities: First-Gen Association, Best Buddies, League of United Latin American Citizens, Alternative Breaks, and Tenochtitlan Ballet Folklorico
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: Helping start the First-Gen Association student organization at SMU.
Graduation Year: 2022

 

 

Allysann Jackson

High School: Young Women's Leadership Academy at Arnold
Major: Marketing
Minor
Fashion Media
Current Extracurricular Activities: Rotunda Scholars Program and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: My proudest accomplishment has to be my internship with CultureHype. CultureHype is a public relations firm with wide suite of services that can be tailored to client needs. During my time there, I was able to secure brand deals for a local influencer and write the press release for Venny Etienne, a fashion designer featured in Beyoncé's Black Is King.
Graduation Year: 2022

Anabel Juarez

High School: School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
Majors: French and Political Science
Graduation Year: 2021

 

Vanessa Larez

High School: Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Collegiate Academy
MajorsCorporate Communication and Public Affairs (CCPA)
Minors: Spanish, History, Human R
ights, and Latin American and Iberian Studies
Current Extracurricular Activities: Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, CORE, The Daily Campus, and congressional intern with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: Studying abroad in Summer 2019 with the assistance of various scholarships that covered my costs.
Also, I am proud of earning my Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) internship.
Graduation Year: 2021

 

Catherine Madrigal

High School: The School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
MajorsBusiness and Economics
Graduation Year: 2024

 

 

 

Abena Marfo

High School: Harmony School of Innovation
MajorsSociology and Health and Society
Minor: Human Rights
Current Extracurricular Activities: African Students Association, Crum Commons Residential Assistant, Rotunda Academic Scholars, and First Generation Association
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: Becoming a McNair Scholar and also a student volunteer at Methodist Hospital Dallas.
Graduation Year: 2022

 

Adrianna Martinez

High School: Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
MajorMarketing
Minor: Art

Graduation Year: 2021

 

 

Matthew Merritt

High School: Duncanville High School
MajorMusic Education
Minor: Spanish
Current Extracurricular Activities: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, INC., Association of Black Students, and Black Men Emerging
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: Being inducted into Upsilon Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, INC.
Graduation Year: 2023

 

 

Aqsa Mohammed

High School: MacArthur High School
MajorsFinance with an Alternative Asset Management Specialization and Market and Culture 
Minor: History
Current Extracurricular Activities: Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority, SMU Historical Society, SMU Bridwell Institute, the Alternative Asset Management Center Program, University Honor's Program, and the Student Foundation
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: My proudest accomplishment during my time at SMU is earning acceptance into the Alternative Asset Management program. It is a highly selective academic honors program based on academic performance, rigor, and an interview process.
Graduation Year: 2022

 

Julissa Negrete

High School: School of Business and Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
MajorsAccounting and World Languages (French and Spanish)
Current Extracurricular Activities: Alpha Kappa Psi, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, and the French Club
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: Studying abroad through SMU-in-France and also my PwC Start & Advance internships!
Graduation Year: 2021

 

 

Patricia Ortiz

High School: Dr. Wright L. Lassiter Jr. Early College High School
MajorBiology (Pre-Health)
Minor: Spanish
Current Extracurricular Activities: College of Hispanic American Students, Medlife, Connect Program, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Rotunda Scholars, Hegi Career Leaders, Beasley Karate, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, and Project Belize (annual mission trip).
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: My proudest accomplishment at SMU thus far has been with Medlife. I delivered primary healthcare services to individuals and families who lacked access to proper health care in Cusco, Peru. While there, I collaborated with community members to establish development projects such as painting kitchens and creating bio-degradable organizing shelves. While in Cusco, I was exposed to dental care, pharmaceutical training, obstetrics, triage, and education. From my Medlife service, I gained an appreciation for hands-on science, and I emerged myself in a beautiful culture and broadened my horizons. This trip helped me solidify my calling as a physician.
Graduation Year: 2023

Cinthia Resendiz

High School: W. T. White High School
MajorsAccounting and Spanish
Current Extracurricular Activities: Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, College Hispanic American Students (SMU), and CAMP Fellow
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: My proudest accomplishment was executing CHAS' first ever homecoming float during my freshman year! It was gorgeous and it was amazing to see all of our hard work come to life. I was also on the float as Selena and it truly encouraged me to say yes to more opportunities at SMU and become more involved with my favorite organization, CHAS!
Graduation Year: 2021


Alan Sanchez

High School: H. Grady Spruce High School
Majors: Film and Media Arts
Graduation Year: 2022

 

 

 

Cesar Sanchez

High School: Skyline High School
Majors: Computer Science and Management
Current Extracurricular Activity: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: Working under the Lyle School of Engineering's task-force to increase diversity and inclusion.
Graduation Year: 2023


 

Jakeline Sanchez

High School: The School of for the Gifted and Talented at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
MajorsMarketing and Spanish
Minor: Advertising
Current Extracurricular Activities: College Hispanic American Students and Kappa Delta Chi
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: My internship with Sidley Austin (a general practice law firm with a focus on expertise in transactional and litigation matters) and currently interning at Raze Media (a boutique digital and marketing agency rooted in mobile technology).
Graduation Year: 2021

 

Cit'Clalti Santos

High School: Trinidad Garza Early College High School
MajorsHealth and Society and Spanish
Current Extracurricular Activities: League of United Latin American Citizens, Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas - Latinas In Progress, and I work as a pharmacy technician at CVS.
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: When I graduate from SMU!
Graduation Year: 2022


Roxana Santillan

High School: H. Grady Spruce High School
MajorFinance
Minors: Economics and Spanish
Current Extracurricular Activities: League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and College Hispanic American Students
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: Making it to the LULAC 2020-2021 exec board!
Graduation Year: 2023


Eli Segovia

High School: Faith Family Academy
MajorComputer Science - Software Engineering
Current Extracurricular Activities: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the Computer Science Club
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: Landing and participating at an internship at Raytheon.
Graduation Year: 2022



Mukeh Tejan

High School: Bishop Dunne Catholic School
MajorFinance
Current Extracurricular Activities: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Association of Black Students, African Student Association, Black Men Emerging, Forex Trader, Network Marketer, and Freelance Graphic Designer
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: Joining Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Graduation Year: 2023



Oswaldo Torres

High School: The School of for the Gifted and Talented at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
MajorHealth and Society
Minor: French Studies
Current Extracurricular Activities: College Hispanic American Students, Multicultural Greek Council, Sigma Lambda Beta, and tutor at Upward Bound
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: My summer internship working on a virtual reality surgery simulation for medical trainees in Zambia.
Graduation Year: 2021


Caleb Vinson

High School: Garland High School
MajorCivil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2024

 

 

Breonna Whittington

High School: Early College High School
MajorHuman Rights
Current Extracurricular Activities: Feminist Equality Movement (FEM) and the Human Rights Council
Proudest Accomplishment at SMU: Being a part of the SMU Rotunda Scholars Program.
Graduation Year: 2024