Ruben Arciniega is the Program Coordinator for the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Please tell us about yourself.
I am a 10-year veteran here at UTSA, and enjoy the day to day ecosystem of learning and student success within the College of Engineering.
What is your job title and what do you do?
I am the Program Coordinator for the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a jack of all trades from writing fellowship letters to recruitment and outreach. Currently, I help operate the department in all facts.
What is the best thing about your job?
The interaction with faculty and students.
Who was your most important mentor and why?
My mother because she was the first to be formally educated and has a strong belief system.
What are your top three life highlights?
Being a doctoral student, running for City Council District 2, and having owned a restaurant – Amaya’s Concina.
Growing up, what did you want to be?
An NFL player.
What is the best vacation you’ve ever had?
New Orleans, of course.
What is your favorite movie quote?
“Rejoice in thy youth.” – Platoon