Alumni Spotlight: Victoria Lopez

April 14, 2023
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Victoria Lopez graduated from Baylor University in 2014 with a B.A. in History. Lopez is initially from Texas, but she now works in New York City for a technology company. We asked her a few questions about her time at Baylor:

How did your history major prepare you for your current career or personal life?

“I currently work in the tech industry. Majoring in history taught me how to tackle complex questions - there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t use the research and critical thinking skills Baylor trained me to have.”

How has your understanding of history evolved since completing your degree?

“Rather than just memorizing facts, studying history at Baylor pushed me to dive deeper into a topic and form a more holistic viewpoint. Simply, never take anything at face value, recognize various sources and their bias, to be able form your own opinion.”

How have you continued to engage with and stay informed about historical events and perspectives since graduating?

“History will always be one of my favorite subjects. Even before I was a student, I loved to study history, specifically women’s history. Now, as a post-grad, I continue to stay informed and attempt to tie how we’ve gotten to the point we are now socially and politically with historical reasoning.”

What impact has your study of history had on your personal values and beliefs?

“Studying history allowed me to be exposed to different ideas of thought and understand how important recognizing how the perspective or bias of an author can shape a reader’s viewpoint. I grew up in a small town, and being exposed to different sources, authors, etc opened my worldview. Even more importantly, I learned to never stop asking questions.”

Congratulations on your post-graduation success, Victoria Lopez!
Sic ‘em!