As the daughter of a border patrol agent, Gabriela had grown accustomed to moving from one city to another. So, when she heard the family was going to be moving to Crystal City, Texas, the self-proclaimed “Spinach Capital of the World”, she was a little hesitant. She was already familiar with this small town of just over 7,000 residents as it was her mother’s home town and in the back of her mind she wondered, “What fun am I going to have in Crystal City?”
Little did Gabriela know that the high school lunch line would become one of the most important memories she has. “We were seventeen years-old and attending Crystal City High School. I was in the cafeteria lunch line the day I met Xavier for the very first time.” explains Gabriela.
After high school Xavier and Gabriela attended The University of Texas at San Antonio to pursue their degrees. They both graduated and walked the stage on the same day in 2016.