Growing up with traditional Mexican parents, I learned the value of hard work, dedication, perseverance and solidarity. My parents immigrated to the United States, with the help of members of their community. They always told me that they did not make it here alone, and stressed the importance of community and giving back.
I aspire to be a Mechanical Engineer. I enjoy challenging my mind and discovering how and why things work. I enjoy designing, creating and seeing a final product. I have had several opportunities to serve as a leader in clubs and organizations. For example, I was selected to be a student ambassador for TRiO, an academic support program. I have a desire to improve, lead and give back.
As an ambitious student, I know it is important to take advantage of every opportunity America Needs You offers me. I know that ANY will give me the skills and confidence to be able to succeed in a professional setting. More importantly, the opportunity to have a Mentor Coach will help me grow as a person and a professional. I feel honored to be a part of the 2015 Illinois Fellow Class. I know that the support I will receive will help me to grow. The day I have the opportunity to give back to my community, I know that it will have been made possible because of the great opportunity ANY has offered me.