Diversity Advancement Scholarship
University of Houston
Olivia Salinas is a rising freshman at the University of Houston. She attended Construction Careers Academy, a local magnet high school where she studied architecture for four years. She earned her NCCER and OSHA 10-Hour certification, served as a lead architect on the construction of a tiny home entitled “The New Yorker”; participated in a water conservation project held by the San Antonio Water Systems; and designed different community buildings in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentorship Program. She acted as the Principal’s Cabinet Secretary, Mathematics Honor Society Vice President, National Honor Society Vice President, and other prestigious titles. Her dedication to her career goals and educational endeavors were showcased when she graduated as the valedictorian of her class.