Featured student: Gabrian Maldonado

Gabrian Maldonado
Name: Gabrian Maldonado
School: University of Dallas
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
Major: Politics
A 2023 graduate of Strake Jesuit in Texas, Gabrian will attend University of Dallas. When asked about his decision to enroll, he shared "University of Dallas’ yearn to not only grow each student intellectually but also spiritually is something that I loved about the school."

As a student at University of Dallas, Gabrian will major in Politics which will help him achieve his goal of attending law school after graduation.  

We asked Gabrian:

Why did you choose to attend a Catholic college/university?
My catholic faith is a big part of my life, if not the biggest. The Eucharist is where I find peace and comfort and UD helped me understand that Christ is in my life through good and bad. 

What aspect of your college/university are you most excited about?
Aside from my ability to grow in faith, I have the opportunity to play baseball at UD.

What one tip about the college application process would you share with high school seniors and/or their parents?
Start early and stay organized. Listen to your parents and have faith that God will put you in the correct place. 

What advice would you share with high school seniors as they begin their senior year?
Make memories with friends and cherish the times you have with loved ones, you won’t realize what you had until you don’t have it anymore. 

What is one fun fact about you?
I am really good at a Stewie Griffin impression.