Student Spotlight: Amber Green
Attending the University of Houston was a
last-minute decision for Amber Green.
She grew up in San Marcos and was accepted into Baylor
University. But after the first semester there, she soon
realized she needed to find a college that better suited her.
“I have a sister who lives out here, and so my mom told me I
should apply to the University of Houston,” said Green.
It turned out to be the right choice.
After living on campus in Moody Towers her first semester, she
fell in love with the university.
“The on-campus life here was what made me like it a lot,” said
Green, a kinesiology major who will be graduating in December.
“I would recommend living on campus because you learn a lot, and
you also gain friends, too. Living in housing makes you more
comfortable and accessible to making friends. It’s very
convenient, too. When you live here, it’s real easy to go to the
library and get that book you need, but when you are at home,
you don’t want to have to make that drive.”
For much of the time that she’s attended UH, Green has been a
student worker. For two years, she was a computer lab monitor at
the Alumni Center. Since this past September, she’s worked in
the Administration & Finance office. She does a variety of
tasks, from filing and copying to logging in contracts.
After graduation, her plans are to attend physical therapy
school and become a physical therapist.
“I would like to work at a children’s hospital first, get some
experience under my wings, and then in the long run open my own
practice,” Green said.
When she was a student at San Marcos High School, she played on
the basketball team. Here at UH, she occasionally goes to the
Campus Recreation & Wellness Center to shoot some hoops. She’s
also participated in some intramural sports.
Not only is she the first person in her family to attend the
University of Houston, she’s also the first to go to college.
“It’s going to be a big deal for my family,” she said.