Jaggie of the Week Presents Samantha Guz

Tuesday, 14 April, 2015 - 5:00 pm


 Jewish Aggie of the Week Presents

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What is your name?
Samantha Guz

What was your major and why did you decide to pursue such a degree?
I am a double major in Psychology and Sociology. I decided to pursue these degrees I am curious about individuals and society.

Why did you choose Texas A&M?
I choose Texas A&M because it was a Tier 1 research university and I immensely curious about research in the social sciences.

What is your favorite book? Why?
I don’t do well with favorites but I currently love The Man Who Loved Children by Christian Stead.

Where are you from?
I am from San Antonio.

Where did you go to high school?
I went to an Arts High School and a Liberal Arts High School.

When do you Graduate?
I plan on graduating in May 2015.

Do you have any siblings?
I have one sister, Jackie Guz. She is the best thing in the entire world!

What is your favorite food?
I love food too much to pick favorites.

What is your favorite Jewish childhood memory?
I love any time I get to learn about Judaism with my sister. It’s not a childhood memory but nothing makes me happier than to eat Shabbat dinner with Jackie.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Traveling is what is most on my bucket list. I want to go to Israel, Amsterdam to visit the Frank house, Eastern Europe, and New Zealand.

Do you have a message for future A&M students?
My message for future A&M Jewish Students would be: Get involved in Chabad early! Rabbi and Manya are these amazing resources that are here to help you. You can take this opportunity in college to define Judaism for yourself and become the Jewish adult you want to be.

What has been your most enjoyable class?
Any opportunity to work with Dr. Mestrovic (aka the Mensch) has been life changing. I highly recommend his classes.

What has been your most thrilling experience on Campus?
My best experiences on campus have involved research. I’ve looked digging deeper into my interests.

What do you love most about Jewish life on campus?
I love making friends that I see in Chabad and outside of Chabad. The Jewish community here may be small but I’ve fostered valuable relationships with incredible people.

What would enhance Jewish life on campus?
More Jews and more Jewish learning. The Jewish community here could benefit from a larger population but mainly an educated Jewish population. 

How did you get involved with Chabad?
I wanted to define Judaism for myself and learn to make Jewish choices that I felt comfortable with. It became clear that Chabad was the place I could do that.

Do you have plans for after graduation?
I plan on continuing my education and getting a PhD.

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