Student dreams of fighting crime from lab

Alyssa Torres, a senior at Idea College Preparatory in Donna, enjoyed watching the TV show "CSI" so much that she decided to become a real-life crime scene investigator.

Alyssa Torres
Alyssa Torres

She plans to join the FIRST 200 freshmen at the University of Houston-Victoria this fall and major in forensic science.

"I like that the student-teacher ratio is small and the fact that everything on campus is close together," she said.

In her spare time, she teaches catechism classes about the history and beliefs of the Catholic Church at her home parish, Resurrection Catholic Church.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

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