Director of Public Relations

Jacqueline Rivas

Hometown – Houston, Tx
Year – Senior
Major – Advertising

What is your favorite thing to do in Austin?

Explore & go hiking through Barton Creek Greenbelt, go for a run through downtown Austin, eat out at new restaurants, and photograph/blog my new adventures

Favorite Thing About HBSA?

Not only does HBSA help me grow professionally, but I met some of the most amazing people while doing so. They have given me endless support and I couldn’t be more thankful.

Top three favorite moments with HBSA?

  1. Meeting my mentor during the ASPIRE mentor/mentee program
  2. Volunteering at the Texas Children’s Home
  3. OFAW Week

Why should students join HBSA?

You will meet not only your best friends, but your second family. These people will help you make your dreams come true along with having a home away from home.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I hope to be working with advertising for a brand/company that I am truly passionate about and be in the process of opening my own non profit organization targeted toward schools in low income communities.

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

It’s okay to not know what exactly you want to do yet. It’s okay to be open-minded. Work hard, take advantage of every opportunity UT gives you, have faith, and have fun. You are about to take on the best years of your life, make every minute count and everything will eventually fall into place.