2017 Cactus Yearbook staff


Raven Cortright



Raven is a third-year pre med nutritional science and French double major from San Antonio. She’s been involved in yearbook since freshman year of high school and was the editor-in-chief her senior year. Outside of classes, she is a competitive rock climber, avid runner, Starbucks barista, world traveler, and tutor. She loves animals and volunteers at APA often. She lives with her Siberian husky and is forever covered in dog fur.

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Christy Zhang

Christy is currently a junior mechanical engineering major from Houston, Texas. She was design editor of the 2015 Cactus yearbook last year and the Stratford High School Mnemosyne yearbook the year before. Christy has been involved in yearbook since 8th grade where she was editor-in-chief of her middle school publication. She has learned traditional Chinese dance, along with ballet and contemporary styles, and competes in regional and national competitions around the world. She enjoys photography and design as well as cooking and pinteresting in her spare time.

Design Editor

Jesus Acosta


16 comments on “STAFF
  1. Would it be possible for you to scan and send me a copy (by E-mail or snail mail) of page 117 of the 1951 edition of the Cactus, which has a picture of my grandfather Carl James Kohler, Jr.? It would mean a great deal to me. Thank you, Philip J. Passantino

  2. Don says:

    After the student has the Cactus picture taken, how is one of the photos selected to go into the yearbook?

    • Cactus says:

      Sorry for such a late reply. The photographer actually selects the photo that will appear in the book based off his judgment and years of experience! You can select to order a specific photo for yourself, though.

  3. Kyle Walker says:

    I ordered the yearbook when I went in to take the yearbook pictures in March. The price was added to my what I owe which has been paid off. When, where and how can I expect my copy to get to me? Do i pick it up? Is it mailed?

    • Cactus says:

      @ Kyle
      Thanks for purchasing the 2013 Cactus! We are still wrapping up our coverage of the year’s final events, so you can expect to receive your copy of Cactus at your permanent address in late August.

  4. Sharon Teague says:

    I paid for my Cactus Yearbook because I graduated this May of 2013. I paid for it and I have never received it? Can someone help me out, tell me who to contact? There is no phone number or email address online.

    • Cactus says:

      Hi! The 2012-2013 yearbook is still in production and so will not be delivered until late August to your permanent address (the address you provided on the Cactus order form). Thanks for purchasing a Cactus!

  5. cathy says:

    where and when do students get their pictures taken for the 2013-2014 yearbook?

    • Cactus says:

      Hi Cathy,

      We will have two photo studios this year: one in October and one in March before spring break. We do not have the specifics worked out just yet, but please check back with our website when those dates draw near for more information! Thank you!

  6. angela says:

    In the 1909 Cactus can you explain what is means to be listed as “wearers of the T”?

    • Virginia Albert says:

      According to the Alcade Volume 2 Issue 6, “a wearer of the T” is someone who has made a varsity sports team at UT and has represented the university in intercollegiate sports by wearing the T, which stands for Texas.

  7. cathy says:

    When and where are the 2015 cactus photos going to be taken?

    • Teresa Cagle says:

      Unfortunately this year’s edition did not include student portraits. Sorry for the late response!

  8. Cameron Ginnings says:

    When and where will cactus yearbook photos be taken for 2015-2016?

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