Elizabeth Vega is the daughter of Angela Olivas and Manuel Vega. Vega is a graduate of Coronado High School and currently a junior at UTEP majoring in Marketing with a minor in Marketing Analytics. Vega holds a 4.0 GPA and was on the dean’s list at both UTEP and the University of Arizona, where she first started her college education. There, she was the Facebook Manager for the Pace Program, Brand Director for the Social Media Club, and Vice President of IT for the Eller Dean’s Council.
She did an internship at UTEP with the Athletics Media Relations Department, where she gained professional experience as part of her career goals. Vega also joined Zeta Tau Alpha as the Recruitment Prep Secretary, where she participated in multiple events targeted towards breast cancer education and awareness. Vega mentioned that as a child she would picture herself wearing the tiara and sash, waving to the crowd from the float during the Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Day parade, and walking down the field before the start of the Sun Bowl game. Vega is honored to represent the Sun Bowl Association and the City of El Paso on this year’s Sun Court.