Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Alumni Spotlight: Juan Manuel Dorado, Jr. '19
- Name: Juan Manuel Dorado Jr.
- Grad year: 2019
- How do you identify racially/ethnically? Mexican American
- Fun fact about you: I have 38 first cousins and can name every single one of them by heart.
- What have you been up to since graduating from TVS? I am currently attending the University of Texas at Austin, my major is Biology BSA, and I am going to be applying to dental school in about a year. I still find time to walk my dog and go to Texas football games on Saturdays.
- What does Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month mean to you? Hispanic and Latin Heritage Month is important to me because it is a celebration of who I am and where my family came from. My parents came from a very humble background, coming to the US to build a family with dreams of opening a restaurant which now has been running for over 25 years. Even with a global pandemic and many restaurant businesses not seeing ends meet, if our heritage and culture taught us anything it is that with hard work and the support of family and friends you can always pull through. We appreciate the love TVS always showed us and continues to show us especially in the month of October!
During Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, we have been proud to highlight recent Hispanic/Latinx alumni in the Trojan Columns over the past many weeks.