I am the youngest of six children from a single parent household. I am currently attending San Francisco State University and am the first person to go to college in my family. Born and raised in Downtown Los Angeles many people, including my family, thought I’d become one of the many statistics my neighborhood has. However, I am overcoming those obstacles I face every day. With my mother’s support, I am attending college and am demonstrating that I can break those negative Mexican stereotypes.
At SFSU, I am studying Business Management and minoring in Criminal Justice. My mother owned a small retail store when I was younger. Growing up in the store, I was intrigued by the business and operations aspect. I believe seeing my mother own her business back then has encouraged me to expand my mathematical and communication skills so that one day I can operate international organizations. I can fulfill my passion for doing business and also travel abroad and see the world.
My former college counselor referred me to the Kayne Scholars program. I am extremely excited to be a Kayne Scholar and to be part of a program that wants to help me build my future.