Hi! I’m Tara Sparks, a Sophomore here at Trinity. I’m from McAllen, Texas, which is essentially as south as you can get. I was born in Austin, Texas, but only lived there for a few years before moving to McAllen. It’s a relatively small city and I went crazy my last few years of high school wanting to get out of there. Now that I am, I have a much greater appreciation for the place, not to mention it’s only an hour and a half from South Padre, and who wouldn’t love spending every weekend at the beach?
I’m studying Biology with the intention of becoming a PT or PA and I play on the Trinity University Women’s Soccer team. I’ve been playing soccer since I was three or four and my life would be very different without it. I like to be outdoors, no matter what it is that I’m doing. I love the sun and warm weather and although I want to visit a lot of places, I will probably live in Texas for the larger majority of my life. I have two brothers that I am really close to, and four girl cousins all around my age who make up for the fact that I don’t have sisters.
When I’m not out doing something active, I’m pretty laid back. I like to read and bake when I’m bored. My favorite animal is an elephant, and I want to do this in the near future. I love all music, but mostly Country music. My favorite book I read this summer was The Art of Racing In the Rain. If you’re a dog-lover, I definitely recommend it. I consider myself easy to get along with and would love to meet and get to know everyone a little bit better! Thanks for reading!