The late Wayne Gretzky stated, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” This quote has been pivotal in my journey. Growing up in Brooklyn, New York was not always easy for me because my family and I moved around a lot when I was younger. Since I am the eldest of three siblings and my parents’ only son, I felt a lot of pressure to forge a path for not only myself, but also my two little sisters. Knowing this I always made sure that I set a good example for my sisters; whether this was through achieving honor roll in school, collecting various awards, or by staying out of trouble. I am determined to be the best that I can be and to give back to others who helped me along the way.
I attend Baruch College where I major in Finance. Ever since I was young, I’ve had a knack for math. Additionally, I have a passion for helping those who need it. Throughout my life there were many people and organizations that were there to help me. My goal is to graduate from Baruch with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and obtain a career as a financial advisor for a non-profit organization to connect both of my interests. After I graduate from Baruch College, I will make it a point to give back to different organizations that have helped me such as the National Association of Black Accountants and America Needs You. I hope to pay it forward and help others reach their goals.