Posted on May 16, 2024 by Justine Cantu

Photo of Mahiat Omar

Photo of Mahiat Omar

Grad Spotlight: Mahiat Omar


Degree: M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Hometown: Dallas, Texas


"I grew up in Dallas but I was born in Bangladesh. I pursued my degree because I wanted to change the stigma on mental health within the Asian community. I value my education and I can’t wait to be able to use my degree for the better.”


Why did you choose UTSA?

Because of the CACREP program for counseling. 


What is your fondest memory of your experience at UTSA?

Meeting my counseling friends!


What are your plans for the future and/or your career?

To acquire my LPC-A hours.


What has brought you inspiration during this time? I.E. Music, books, public figures, etc.

Friends and family.



— Justine Cantu