I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. I moved to the United States when I was 14 years old.
I am a rising junior at New Jersey City University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with the goal of becoming a detective to work in the Special Victims Unit. Last year I graduated from Hudson County Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice. While studying there, I was a member of Phi Theta Kappa; I was also on the Dean’s List and received an EOF Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. I am excited to be an America Needs You 2014 Fellow.