Territory: Alaska, Northern California, Washington and Oregon
Contact: Jordan_Santos@baylor.edu or (408) 489-9047
Year I joined Baylor Admissions: 2021
Hometown: Granite Bay, CA
Favorite thing about Baylor: My favorite thing about Baylor is the school pride! Students, alumni, staff and faculty all come together to root on our Bears, and everyone is wearing green and gold. I’m a huge sports fan, so I love going to the football and basketball games. It’s infectious how passionate Baylor students and alumni are about the sports teams and I believe it’s a great way to feel that sense of connection and community.
Favorite place in Waco: Cameron Park is an amazing place to go for a hike, have a picnic, and simply enjoy the great outdoors! It’s one of the largest municipal parks in Texas and an amazing place to spend a day off. Some of my favorite spots in the park are Lovers Leap, Circle Point, and the Cameron Park Zoo.
What inspires me: People who are relentless in their pursuit of excellence and are not afraid to fail. I gather inspiration from my friends, favorite athletes, and artists who are unapologetically themselves. As of recent, I’ve been reading Matthew McConaughey’s book “Greenlights” and it’s been a fantastic source of motivation and insight into a different perspective.
Favorite hobbies: Anything that has to do with the outdoors! My favorite things to do on a day off is to go snowboarding or hiking. During the winter, there is nothing better than being on the mountain for a powder day with good company. During the summer, I really love to go hiking and explore our National Parks.
Fun facts about me: I moved to Utah from California in the summer of 2017 with no plan or job lined up. All I knew is that I wanted to adventure and broaden my horizons while I was still young. It ended up being one of the best decisions that I ever made. I lived in Park City, UT for over 3 years and learned how to snowboard, experienced the Sundance Film Festival, hiked and made new friendships that will last a lifetime.
My advice to you: Get comfortable being outside of your comfort zone. The beautiful thing about college is that you have more freedom to experience new things and meet people from all different walks of life. You learn a lot more about yourself by pushing your boundaries and gaining insight into other people’s perspectives on life. College can be a scary time because it’s a new experience. Remember that all of your fellow classmates and peers are feeling these same emotions and that you’re all in this together!