Kristen Ahumada is a senior at the University of Texas of el Paso majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration in medicine. She is a graduate of Coronado high school and is the daughter of Michael and Ida Ahumada. After graduation, she plans to become a physician, specializing in pediatrics, and working in the el Paso del Norte region. Kristen has been heavily involved in various organizations. This past academic year, she served as UTEP’s student body president where she represented over 25,000 students on a local, state, and national level. She has taken the position of president for the University Honors Council, served as a Senator-at-Large in the Student Government Association, and assisted as Vice-President of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, and was a teacher’s assistant for incoming students.
Other honors for Kristen include being a Dillard scholarship recipient, a 21st century scholar, and being named who’s who among students in American universities and colleges. In addition, she has been involved with the center against sexual and family violence, and the Lee and Beluah Moore children’s home. Kristen has also traveled to Spain and Morocco and conducted service abroad to help global preservation efforts.
Kristen mentioned that with her previous community service experience and her understanding of the importance of giving back to the El Paso community, as a part of the 2018 sun court, she could successfully convey the mission statement of the Sun Bowl Association.