Freshman Spotlight: Carlos Diaz

Meet our 2016-2017 Freshmen Class


Name: Carlos Diaz

If you could have one job for 24 hours, what would you want it to be? 

Any job that can pay my four years of college in 24 hours sounds good to me.

What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned since coming to UT? 

It’s okay to be different! I used to worry about how others saw me, and sometimes how I saw myself. But UT has really made me realize that your differences truly make you unique, so be yourself.

Who has had the biggest influence on your speech career?

Definitely my high school speech coach, Victoria Beard. I can honestly say I would not be here if it weren’t for that woman. She helped me discover myself and for that I will be forever grateful.

Since you’ve moved to Austin, what is the coolest thing you’ve done? 

I love visiting the nature sights in Austin. My friend took me to Mt. Bonnell when I first got here and it was amazing. Can’t wait to explore the raw natural beauty of Austin in the near future.

Any big birthday plans? 

Other than catching up on my sociology readings, probably not. I’ll probably end up hanging out with my friends, which sounds like a good birthday to me.

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