Visitor Center Stacey Boswell
Hometown: Ganado, Texas
College Major: Communication Disorders, Professional Counseling
Office: Visitor Center
Q: Where are you from?
A: I grew up along the Highway 59 corridor between Wharton and Victoria, Texas, in a small town called Ganado. I am a proud graduate of Louise High School. Go Hornets!
Q: Where did you go to college? What did you study?
A: I attended Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I always knew I wanted to pursue a career where I worked with people and felt like I was making a difference. As an undergrad, I studied Communication Disorders, but upon graduation I chose to take a different path for my graduate studies. I loved my college experience, but felt that a master's degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Higher Education was a better fit for me.
Q: How long have you been working in higher education?
A: Nine years ago, my journey in higher education began as a tour guide for my alma mater. I enjoyed talking with prospective students and their families and helping them explore their college options. My tour guide position opened my eyes to the world of student affairs and I have never looked back. I am passionate about higher education and am thrilled to be a part of The University of Texas at Austin team!
Q: What are some of your favorite things to do in Austin?
A: Austin is an incredibility diverse city that offers something for everybody! I enjoy being outdoors and hiking the Barton Creek Greenbelt and swimming at Barton Springs Pool. I am a foodie and really enjoy local Austin restaurants such as Red's Porch, Hula Hut and NXNW Restaurant and Brewery.
Q: What is your favorite UT Austin fact?
A: My favorite place on campus is the Tower! It has been The University of Texas at Austin's most recognizable landmark and symbol since it was completed in 1937. At 307 feet, the 27-floor Tower can be seen from almost any location in Austin. I love seeing it all lit up!
Advice to Prospective Students
- Finding the college for you is all about the right fit! I encourage you to visit the college campuses that interest you, push past your own boundaries and comfort zones, be open-minded and keep your possibilities open.
- Your college years are some of the best in your life, so take full advantage of the opportunities and experiences available to you.