Aqualia (Shauna) Nelson (B.S. '01)
Shauna, a consumer safety officer for the Food and Drug Administration, is the first recipient of the National Environmental Health Association's Dr. Bailus Walker, Jr. Diversity & Inclusion Award. Nelson’s father was a Bobcat, and she felt destined to follow in his footsteps. With the support of an Alumni Association scholarship, she pursued a biology degree at Texas State. “I chose a path in science,” says Nelson, “and never thought it would lead to where I am today. The curriculum taken was the exact mix of what I needed to advance in my career. More so, I gained valuable knowledge which prepared me for a career in public health and environmental health." Her full story is featured in the Texas State Digital Newsroom.
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