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Senior Stories
Ursula James

Splash! The minute Victoria Dominguez arrived on the Southwestern campus, she jumped right in--literally and figuratively. Not only did she get involved on campus, in and outside the classroom, but she splashed around in the campus fountains on a regular basis!

Described as intelligent, playful and ready to take on the world, Victoria joined the women's golf team as a first year student and graduated as a three-time All American Scholar. Having tried "every major once," she settled on philosophy with a feminist studies concentration, but developed such a love of learning that she often joked that she would like to become a "professional student."

It didn't hurt that she had a great experience in the Paideia® Program, which gave her the opportunity to interact and connect with a dynamic group of people.

As a campus tour guide, Victoria exhibited her passion for SU when she explained to visitors that "Southwestern in an environment where you are open to explore your options and figure out who you are; to learn what you are passionate about and pursue your interests." She discovered that her passion is helping people feel comfortable in their own skin.

A scholar who never stops questioning; who is always thinking, engaging and trying to understand the world around her, Victoria is currently studying women's and gender studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a graduate research assistant for a performing justice project funded by the Embrey Foundation, which promotes human rights awareness and advocates social change and justice. She is also a part-time mentor and writing tutor for UT student athletes. As busy as Victoria sounds, she always makes time to "Be Southwestern" by telling her Southwestern story.

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