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2013 Scholars

Valerie Zubel

Valerie “Paige” Zubel


Graduation Year: 2017
College: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  
Major:  Acting
High School: High School for the Performing & Visual Arts
Hometown: Houston, TX

About Me

I am a performer and a writer. I have had plays staged both in Houston at the Alley and across countries, such as in Scotland at the Glasgay Festival. I established my own theatre company my junior year and together my peers and I have been collaborating to put up our own shows ever since. I am inspired by anything.

Campus and Community Involvement

I enjoy playing recreational baseball and softball (along with any other sport someone would like to play, so long as the realize I am more of a leisure player rather than an athletically inclined one). I intend to volunteer more at the Houston Food Bank for my brief experiences there were both inspirational and motivating. 

Awards and Honors

In my junior year I received the Wellesley Book Award, a scholarship to fund my study of the arts during the summer, and a theatre award for ‘Best Ensemble’ for Eurydice. My senior year I was awarded best actress for the role Thyona in Big Love, as well as graduated with NHS cords. 

Study Abroad

While my schedule does not currently allow for language classes, I would like to study both French and Japanese. Studying abroad intrigues me because of the ability to embrace different cultures fully. I took part in a conservatory in Normandy, France my sophmore year of high school and loved the rural countryside, the people, the quaint towns, the beautiful language. I want to explore the world and all its people. 

Future Endeavors

I intend to begin my own production company for the stage, acting, producing, and working various shows in a many places as possible along  the way. After I receive my BFA from UH, I plan on furthering my education at a conservatory in either New York City or Chicago to receive the full spectrum of theatrical education.