Valerie Mejia

Hometown: Austin, TX
 
College/Major: I attended St. Edward's University in Austin, Tx and graduated with a B.S. in biology.
 
Occupation: I work in a pathology laboratory at St. David's Medical Center.
 
Favorite outdoor activity: I love hiking and identifying plants from my botany books along the way. 
 
What I do in my free time: I love to try new restaurants, play the guitar and tend my plants and succulents. I also like to make my own lotions, soaps and body products.
 
Why I want to be a mentor: Growing up in the area, I was fortunate enough to attend programs similar to Explore Austin. I gained a lot from the experiences I had at these programs and was excited to learn that I now had the opportunity to give the same to kids from my own community.