Coming from a Mexican background, and growing up in East L.A., my family taught me the value of family, hard work, and education. After earning my associates degree at Glendale Community College, I will transfer to UCLA and earn a bachelor’s degree.
Currently, I am exploring different ideas and opportunities and have not yet decided my career path. Having volunteered at Children’s Institute Inc. and interning at Bresee Foundation, where I helped and worked with children, I grew a passion for helping people. This led to my current employment, working in an Optometrist office. My passion for helping people and current employment is leading me to explore Optometry as my field of study.
As a Kanye Scholar, America Needs You will help me gain leadership skills and network to continue to help people and my community. My mentor coach will help me figure out and meet my personal and professional goals.