A 2002 Political Science graduate of the TCU John V. Roach Honors College, he went on to earn a Master’s degree in Higher Education from Indiana University-Bloomington.
While at TCU, Estrada immersed himself in campus life. He worked in the library, served as an orientation leader, and studied abroad. One of his fondest memories of the Honors College, then known as the Honors program, was attending the 1998 Sun Bowl as a member of the Horned Frog Marching Band. Other fond memories include Honor’s Convocation, where his colleagues and the rich intellectual friendships he established with his professors inspired him. Estrada believes one of the best aspects of his time at the Honors College was being part of a small, but tight-knit academic community within the larger TCU community, and seeing familiar faces in several courses.
For those still in college or considering the John V. Roach Honors College, Estrada advises living in the Milton Daniel dorm. He also suggests that first year students should work at the library because it is a great resource for self and others. Plus, it is an opportunity for a student to learn the library secrets.
Now married with three children, Estrada lives near Minneapolis, Minn. He met his wife at Vanderbilt University, one of the places he worked as an admissions officer.
He also worked in a similar position at Dartmouth College. Estrada’s current job at a Catholic college preparatory school near Minneapolis, gives him the opportunity to work closely with the TCU Dean of Admission Ray Brown, one of his greatest mentors at TCU.
Although Estrada does not live in Fort Worth anymore, he continues to remain involved in the Horned Frog community as a college advisor by helping students with their college decisions. He also serves as a Junior Clark representative on the TCU Clark Society Board.