Ex-engineer and Texas A&M grad finds new life in comedy – The Eagle: Local News

Shayla Rivera said she got choked up driving around the Texas A&M campus the night before she would deliver Sunday’s keynote address at the Student Conference on Latino Affairs.

rocket scientist-turned-stand-up comedian, Rivera said she never imagined that the 17-year-old girl who came to Texas from Puerto Rico not speaking a word of English would one day be asked to speak publicly at her alma mater.

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