I am a man of diverse interests. Raised in Ecuador, I arrived to the United States at the age of twelve in search of stronger winds to propel me forward. Today I am a sophomore at John Jay College designing my own degree, with concentrations in international security and political economy. During my first year, I had the opportunity to serve as Freshman Representative in Student Council and I learned a great deal about governance and leadership.
I am pursuing a public service career. This path will begin with military service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Military after graduation from John Jay College, followed by service as a congressman or federal official, and concluding with a fellowship at policy think-tank in Washington D.C. This is the framework of my objectives and ambitions; almost everything I do on my spare time revolve around these goals. For instance, exercising frequently prepares me for the challenges of military service, and reading the New York Times and Washington Post to monitor current events and decision-making prepares me for when I am the one entrusted to make such decisions.
It is my desire to be someone who always makes a meaningful impact. I want to accomplish all of this because it will help me grow as a leader, a citizen of the nation and the world in service to others, and allow me to contribute to a greater good. I want to leave my mark on this planet, and I truly hope it will be one of the most positive ones of my generation.