This month, UNLV’s student spotlight shines on Abigail Cabrera. A perfect example of our January theme of grit, Abigail was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and attended Las Vegas high school. She is currently majoring in Kinesiology at UNLV, and is a member of both the UNLV Honors College and the dance team known as the Rebel Girls and Company.
Of her experience at UNLV, Abigail states that “It has been great being so involved on campus. Being on the dance team has allowed me to learn and grow as a dancer along with being able to attend campus events such as basketball games and football games. I grew up dancing at a studio which is very different from the dance team style but it has been a great learning experience. Being on the Rebel girls requires you to have time management, and over the past semester, I have had to adjust to the busy schedule.
While juggling the dance team, I am also in the honors college. It’s a very great program because you get to take classes with some of the best professors on campus. Although I had a very busy first semester at UNLV, it was a great growing experience that I’ll always look back on.”
Abigail chose to share this quote from Elanor Roosevelt, which we believe perfectly represents her and all the hard work she has done to get where she is today. Keep up the amazing work, Abigail, and never stop believing in the beauty of your dreams!