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New SGA president aims for lasting impact

New SGA president hopes to make lasting impact

OKLAHOMA CITY (Sept. 19, 2019) -- Student Nestor Bravo is ready to leave his mark at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. The newly minted Student Government Association (SGA) president started here last fall and hopes to inspire more minority students to get involved on campus.

Nestor is juggling his role as SGA president along with being a full-time student, serving as an intern at a construction company and helping out at home. He is now pursuing a degree in general engineering with plans of studying mechanical engineering at the University of Central Oklahoma after graduating from OSU-OKC.

His passions include designing things and seeing them through from start to finish. He is currently working with a partner on patenting an invention they created while in high school.

“I love robotics and would like to start my own company one day,” Nestor says. “But I also would love to teach. My middle school STEM teacher taught me so much. I’d love to teach and change a kid’s life.”

Nestor was born in Durango, Mexico, and came to Oklahoma when he was 1. Being undocumented makes it hard for him to apply for scholarships. While he was in high school at ASTEC Charter School, he had plans of going straight into the workforce after graduating. A counselor let him know about the President’s Leadership Class scholarship at OSU-OKC. He applied and the rest is history.

In addition to his involvement with SGA, Nestor has also been an active member of the Athletic Sports Association (ASA) and the Hispanic Student Association. Some of his favorite campus memories so far have included a grueling indoor soccer season alongside his ASA teammates.

Outside of campus, Nestor is an avid Harry Potter fan and has a love for turtles. For the record, he chooses Gryffindor over Slytherin any day despite his interest in reptiles.

Nestor is looking forward to an exciting year as SGA president at OSU-OKC. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact studentlife@osuokc.edu. You can also find SGA on Facebook and Instagram.

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For media inquiries:

Nick Trougakos, OSU-OKC – nick.trougakos@osuokc.edu – (405) 945-9196

About Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 40 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners. More information is available at www.osuokc.edu.