Stars Alumni Bio

Full Name

Yvette Cantu

Currently resides in:

San Marcos, Texas

I am originally from:

Santa Maria, Texas

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Cameron County

Degree Earned:

Master's Degree

Institution:

Texas State University

Stars Recipient for:

4 Years

I currently work for:

San Marcos C.I.S.D


The struggles my parents faced to come to this country motivated me to excel in my education. Their stories inspired me to value and take advantage of the educational opportunities I had access to. My strong passion and value for education motivated me to become the first in my family to go to college. Throughout my life, education has been transformational and it has granted me the opportunity to better my life. It is this strong passion for education that motivated me to become an educator. Currently I am pursuing a doctoral degree in School Improvement at Texas State University so that I can have a greater impact on the education of all students, especially minority students. The Stars Scholarship Fund has provided the financial support for me to pursue higher education and make my dreams a reality!