Elizabeth Vega is the daughter of Angela Olivas and Manuel Vega. She is a graduate of Coronado high school and the international baccalaureate program where she graduated in the top 10 per cent of her class. She is currently a junior at University of Texas at El Paso majoring in marketing with a minor in marketing analytics. Elizabeth holds a 4.0 GPA and was on the Dean’s list at both UTEP and the University of Arizona, where she first started her college education. She was the Facebook manager for the pace program, brand director for the social media club, and Vice-President of i-t for the Eller dean’s council.
At UTEP, Elizabeth did an internship with the athletics media relations department, where she gained professional experience as part of her career goals. She is a member of the zeta tau alpha sorority and serves as the recruitment prep secretary. She participated in multiple events targeted towards breast cancer education and awareness. Elizabeth mentioned that as a child she would picture herself wearing the tiara and sash, waving to the crowd from the float during the Thanksgiving Day parade, and walking down the field before the start of the sun bowl game. She is honored to represent the sun bowl association and the city of El Paso on this year’s Sun Court.