Ask a Counselor: Martha Marquez

Territory: 
The Valley, NM, AZ, CA

Contact Info:
martham@acu.edu
800-460-6228 

My Hometown:
Comanche, TX

My Faith Journey: 
ACU has made all the difference in helping me develop a relationship with God. Before attending ACU, I called myself a Christian but never really understood what a "Christ" walk looked like. While my faith journey has not always been easy, I know that I have friends in this place who will always guide me and point me in the right direction.

About Me: 
I love life and enjoy waking up in the morning to a beautiful Abilene sunrise and a cup of coffee. I enjoy trying new things and love to travel. As, a first-generation and low-income, minority, I have learned to never take things for granted.

My Interest:
Running, singing, scrapbooking, traveling, shopping, gardening, music, socializing

Education (Undergrad):
ACU (Sociology)

Education (Graduate):
Masters in Higher Education

My Favorite College Memory:
My favorite college memory is studying abroad in Oxford, England. Before doing so, I had never traveled outside of Texas. Consequently, my first plane ride was 8 hours long to a foreign country. While in Oxford I made life long friends. I am so proud to have shared this moment with such amazing people.

My Favorite Professor:
Kelly Knight was by far my favorite professor. Dr. Knight has such great passion for all of her students. She takes the time ask how you are feeling or doing in school.

My Favorite Food:
Italian Food

My Favorite Book:
Crazy Love, Hunger Games, Nicholas Sparks Books

My Favorite Bible Verse:
Isaiah 41:10

My Favorite Vacation Destination:
San Jose, Costa Rica

My Favorite Bands:
Mumford & Sons, Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Needtobreathe, Michael Buble, John Mayer, Camila, Aventura

Aviators or Oakleys?
Oakleys

4x4 or Sports Car?
Sports Car

Herbivore or Carnivore?
Carnivore - I love BBQ!

Concert or Ball Game: 
Concert

Sand or Snow: 
Both

Big City or Small Town?
Big City

"Dress Up and Go Out" or "Flip Flops and Hang Out?"
Flip Flops and Hang Out

College Advice: If There Is One Thing You Should Not Pass Up in College:
Study abroad and/or volunteer opportunities - Get to know others that are different than you. Learn about someone whose culture is different than your own.

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