Hey there! My name is Isis Burks and I am a senior here at UTSA. I transferred from Harris-Stowe State University, in St. Louis, Missouri, in August 2015. I am majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Medicine. I plan to attend Physical Therapy school and receive my doctorate in PT. I would love to rehabilitate professional, collegiate, and youth athletes. I am a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, VOICES, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I have received the United States National Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award and the University of Texas at San Antonio Distinguished Transfer Scholarship.
Mentoring is so valuable because it is nice to have someone that will lend a listening ear and offer help when it is needed. Being a mentor means that I can offer advice and guidance to my fellow peers. I try to be a great peer mentor because as a transfer student, I know what it is like to be in a completely new environment and not know anyone or have anyone to talk to. I strive to be the mentor that I wish I could have had.