Alumnus Bianca Martinez graduated in 2011 and went to Tarrant County College and the University of Texas at Arlington. While in high school Martinez participated in Spanish club and danced on the Silver Spurs.
What have you done after high school?
“I have received three degrees since I graduated high school,” Martinez said. “I received an Associate of Arts degree from Tarrant County College, a Bachelors of Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington, and a Masters of Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington last month. I was also a member of the Maverick Dance Team at UTA while completing my undergraduate.”
What did you learn or experience in high school and how did it affect you in college and beyond?
“In high school, I doubted myself a lot,” Martinez said. “I branched out while I was in college and achieved a lot more than I ever expected when I was in high school. It’s so true when they say, ‘you can achieve anything you put your mind to.’”
What are your plans for the future?
“Since I just graduated with my Masters last month, I am currently awaiting to take my state licensure exam and then work as a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW),” Martinez said. “I have a huge passion for the elderly so I would love to work in the geriatric field in long-term care or in hospice. I also would love to work in a hospital setting.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“Enjoy every minute because high school flies by and that it’s ok to change your major multiple times,” Martinez said. “Explore different options, you may be very surprised what your future career may end up being.”