Beatriz Laura Parres, a native Spaniard living in the great state of Texas has the initiative to be an international reporter. As a journalist she has prepared herself for the rigorous journey of one day traveling the world and reporting live to a journey of the unknown. As a senior in St. Edward’s University, graduation is soon aproaching for her great departure.
“My parents are supportive of my career, but they are worried I won’t be able to find a job to pay my bills.”
Upon arriving to the United States five years ago from Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain her and her family were determined to start a new life when her father announced the news that they were moving to Texas. “Texas? I didn’t know if I wanted to live around cows and ranches,” she chuckled.
“My dad is my step-dad… because of him we had the chance to come here. He was offered a new job and he took the opportunity to move here. He is now a professor for UT post-graduates.”
Y-Generation, has taken a toll in today’s fast pace world of technology, entertainment, hook-up culture and parent’s acceptance of how distinct the world is seen today and in their past youth, but Bea, a social butterfly is a determined creature. Knowledge in whatever perspective is acquired through language and culture, Bea is the best of both worlds. A compassionate woman driven to change someones life in her soothing accent, she will be the leader in the service break experience L’Arche—an international organization, founded by theologian/philosopher Jean Vanier, that organizes and staffs communities for adults with mental and physical disabilities. She also commits twenty hours of her time in the school of humanities as a student worker. Bea, as a conservative yet creative individual has always been involved in the community and supportive of the less priviledged. Despite her extroverted personality she asserts she is conservative when she is involved with issues that are sincerely sensitive to her.
“The United States is a very comforting place to live in, but if I had the opportunity to have the advantage and get a job or marry with someone Spanish I would go back to Spain.”