"Cornell students dream bigger dreams."

--Frank H.T. Rhodes, Cornell University Commencement, May 28, 1995

Monday, September 22, 2014

36. Carla Bravo

Dallas, Texas · Agriculture and Life Sciences

Twitter: www.twitter.com/carlamariabravo

Tell us about what you're doing with your life.

I am a wife and mother of two little girls—2 and 3 years old. We live in Dallas, Texas, and I work for Lucchese, bootmakers since 1883, in an operations role. I love my job, love Texas, and plan to make this our permanent home.

What was your favorite class at Cornell, or the one you found the most useful?

Wines! Wasn't that everyone's favorite?

What is your favorite memory of your time at Cornell?

Friends, spending hours at the cafeteria for dinner, slope days. How tough it was but at the same time rewarding and enriching. Wouldn't change it for the world, Cornell is a place that will always be special to me.

What advice would you give to a student starting at Cornell this year?

Work and play hard, don't lose perspective of why you're there. You are surrounded by talented people, however don't be intimidated, you are as smart and talented as everyone else. Make the most of this stimulating environment, won't always be like that once you leave Cornell.