Roxana Canales
Roxana Canales
Student Mentor
Duncanville, Texas
High School:
Duncanville High School
Behavior Analysis

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A surgeon or an actress.

What career are you working toward?

A career in behavior sciences and do research in industry.

When you were in high school, how did you choose your career path?

I was fortunate to have teachers and mentors that helped me choose my career path. I was able to take classes in the health sciences and volunteer in my community.

Who inspires you?

My family taught me the importance of community and resilience.

What three traits best describe you?

Ambitious, empathetic, and patient.

What are your skills or talents that most people don’t know about?

I'm really good at volleyball, I speak four languages, and I'm training my dog new tricks.

What's your favorite place in the world?

Any place with my dog, Toby.

If you could visit any place you’ve never been, where would you go?


What do you enjoy when you're not working or studying?

Cooking and learning a new hobby.

What are your favorite books and/or movies?

I love thrillers and suspenseful movies.

Who is your favorite musician/band?

David Bowie and rock/indie rock music.

What is your favorite meal?

I love Mexican food, Tex-Mex, and Mediterranean food.

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