"Through God, I believe attending ETBU positively changed the trajectory of my life."
Growing up in a low income, single parent household, Joshua Zamora never thought he would be where he is today. Even though no one in his family had graduated from college, Joshua knew a college education was the best way for him to enhance his personal situation.
"Through God, I believe attending ETBU positively changed the trajectory of my life," Joshua said. "I grew up in a family that didn't prioritize academics, but I always knew college was a clear objective for me. I am very proud that I am the first person in my family to graduate with not only one, but two degrees."
After graduating from ETBU, he went on to receive an M.B.A from the University of Houston-Downtown and now serves as a senior negotiator for an Italian multinational oil and gas company in Italy. Joshua works in Eni Spa's Internal Negotiations department in Milan, Italy. He focuses on exploration and production of oil and gas assets located in countries such as Indonesia, Australia, China, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
Joshua considers ETBU one of the primary contributors to his success.
"ETBU's welcoming campus enabled me to build a strong academic and spiritual foundation," Joshua said. "All the professors and University staff displayed unique ways of engaging students in order to make us better versions of ourselves in order to prepare for life after undergrad. I truly believe God allowed me to cross paths with people at ETBU to help me achieve my goals over the years in various ways."