Allied Health| Houston, Texas  President, TAMU National Panhellenic Council

Core Values

“The core value I embody is a tie between loyalty and respect. When it comes to loyalty, I stand by my friends and loved ones through thick and thin. It’s important to let people know that you’re there for them and make them feel important in your life, and you should treat everyone with respect. If you don’t give respect, you can’t expect to get it.”


“I love being involved and staying busy. I was in the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, president of the National Panhellenic Council, chair of Stomp Fest, and a member of Future Aggie Physicians’ Assistants. I also worked at the vet school since my freshman year. All of these experiences helped me foster great relationships and to learn valuable time management skills.”

Words to Live By

“Don’t let great be the enemy of good. This quote reminds me not to chase after perfection. It’s OK to be satisfied with something I’ve work hard on, even though it may not be perfect, as long as I know I put everything I had into it.”

Learning From Family

“Part of the reason I chose Texas A&M is because my sister was going here at the time. I saw all of the programs she was involved with and how well she was doing. Also, this campus had the best feel to me. All the other schools I visited were either too busy or too crowded. They didn’t feel like the right place for me. When I actually came and saw this place for myself, it sealed the deal.”

Advice for New Aggies

“The advice I have for incoming students is to get involved, but don’t try to do it all at once because it can be overwhelming. I know a lot of students who come to college after being really involved in high school and could balance making good grades with involvement, but college is so different. Take time to learn what you can manage, and find people with whom you can relate. Student involvement will help you find and build a community of support.”

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

“I am an allied health major, so I am continuing my college education to become a physician’s assistant (PA). I will start PA school in June at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

At Texas A&M, I started out premed because I thought that was the only route I could take to get into the medical field, but I was exposed to more options, and over time, learned about the different medical routes I could take. This was how I came to find the Physician Assistant option, which was a good fit for me. I won’t have to compromise what I want and what I am willing to do. Texas A&M helped me find the route that is working best for me.”

Nyanna Arana '18 , Allied health

By Athlyn Allen ’19
Division of Student Affairs Marketing