VICTOR GARCIA MOSQUEDA
Major: Planetary Sciences
Victor was raised in Cortazar, Guanajuato in Mexico. When he was ten, his parents immigrated to the U.S., where he continued being raised in the Eastside of Houston. He is studying Planetary Sciences and Astronomy and hopes to pursue a master's in Environmental Sciences.
Outside of being a member of Mortar Board, Victor is also a Student Diversity Officer (SDO) for the Honors College where he helps create workshops and trainings on topics of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. He has taken part of many great internships on campus such as the Stahura Meteorites Internship where he helped classify lunar soils and meteorites using chemical mapping. He recently completed another internship at the Midwestern Regional Climate Center where he helped in different projects such as creating an interactive soil temperature map and writing climate summaries for the Midwest region. As a first generation Mexican college student, Victor is a member of the Latino Student Union and he can be found in the Latino Cultural Center when he is not working at Windsor Dining Court.
Outside of work and academic, Victor loves to listen to music while taking runs around campus. He can also enjoy a good book or a good TV series or movie.