Fidel Aguilar

Hometown: Austin, Texas
University: UT Austin UTeach Natural Sciences
Teaching Interest: High School Science

Originally a biochemistry major who planned to become a forensic scientist, Fidel’s transition to education was fueled by the people who inspired him as a youth: his mother and his teachers. Fidel, the first person in his family to attend college, intends to inspire his students by providing them with unwavering support and relentless encouragement.

Fidel’s dedication to improving the lives of children is evident in his work as a mentor. His supervisor says that Fidel, “demonstrates a strong commitment to educate and support his fellow Latina/o students across Central Texas.”

"I realized I wanted to become a teacher when I took a college course focused on equity and social justice, which made me realize the inequality that existed in my Austin community."
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