Student in Frame | Moises Nava-Lopez
- Charreria enthusiast (Mexican rodeo)
- Certified welder
- One-day engineer
Moises, senior at Science Academy, is nearing his last ride with STISD this May and is enjoying every last bit of the campus culture and camaraderie he’s grown to love.
His new venture after graduation will in hopes lead to studying at Prairie View A&M University to then one-day serve in the military as a civil or mechanical engineer.
Before he leaves the RGV, to pursue his higher education studies, he plans to put his welding certification earned as a Science Academy student to use at SpaceX this summer, gain even more experience in the industry, and set aside his earnings to assist with his first year of college.
Moises is deeply rooted to his family and church community. He credits them for instilling hard work, passion and a servant-spirit that can also be applied to his love for charreada. That same passion of hardworking, discipline and learning skills so intricate has lead him to where he is now.
This month, we are in frame with Moises:
- Favorite hobby? Charrería - Mexican-styled rodeo
- Favorite artist or song? Artist: Los Del Limit | Song: Mi Despedida and Brett Young's- Dance with you
- Favorite Science Academy memory so far? The Fall Festival and the experience to cook with parents and classmate was a lot of fun.
- Favorite subject: Math | Favorite Teachers: Ms. Ybarra, Mr. Danielson and Mr. Coalson
- What profession do you wish to pursue? Civil Engineering and minor in mechanical engineering | Dream job: to serve in the military as an engineer
- Tell us one unique characteristic about yourself. I’m good with communication and love to help within the community.
- What advice would you give to someone on the fence about enrolling to one of our schools? Take a challenge. You might think it’s a nerd school, but it’s really not. The opportunities are endless with new programs being offered each year.
- What extracurriculars and programs are you a part of? Welding and am involved in sports: volleyball, cross country and soccer
Seasonal Themed-Q&A: Summer
What are you most looking forward to this summer?
- Getting a job at SpaceX using my welding certification