Summer Sullivan is a 20-year-old native El Pasoan who is currently pursuing her degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Biomedicine at UTEP. She currently holds the Judicial Chair position for the Gamma Gamma chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha as well as multiple other leadership roles within her university and community all while managing to maintain a 4.0 GPA. Summer is working hard on continuing her academic journey in Medical School upon completion of her undergraduate degree.
When Summer is not at school, she works as a High-impact tutor for the El Paso Independent School District as well as being an associate at Topgolf. She currently serves in the newborn nursery at Abundant Living Faith Center and volunteers at UMC El Paso once a week. She is working hard to promote representation for her race and gender in the education system, workforce system, and community as a whole.
On her free time, Summer enjoys spending time with her family. Summer is one of six children and happens to be the only girl alongside an army of five brothers. Whether it’s shopping with her mom, working out with her brothers, or playing dress-up with her nieces, summer values the time spent with her loved ones. Each member of her family is held dear to her heart and has been adamant about helping to shape her into the leader she has always dreamed to become.
Representing Miss El Paso La Feria, Summer is determined to inspire many other individuals to never stop chasing their dreams and goals. She believes that “Resilience is Power” and that working on both your physical and mental well-being is more important than ever. Summer plans to educate others on how to tackle challenges and overcome adversity we are constantly faced with. She is doing so through her platform of “Check the Challenge” that aims to encourage others to check in on one another and overcome personal challenges. She knows that everyone, including herself, faces multiple challenges daily. This can be in many ways, shapes, and forms. Summer has grown up learning to always be strong and independent. Her ethics and morals have stemmed not only from her family, but from her journey. She wants to let others know that it is okay to not always be okay or feel okay. This is why she believes that it is so important to check in on one another. She says that every person she has met along the way has helped her to pave a steppingstone in her life and how she plans to make a difference in her future for generations to come.
“The only way we can truly make a difference is to make sure that we are okay, and to make sure we are okay together.”