Karen

Karen

I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and lived there until I was around seven years old. When I moved to the United States, I was suddenly different because I did not speak the language and came from a strange place.  I rose to the challenge and excelled faster and beyond what was expected.  My hard work paid off, as I graduated valedictorian of my high school.

I developed a passion for languages and cultures from a young age and more recently, business. I intend to major in International Business with a concentration in Finance. Through PENCIL Fellows, a career readiness program, I worked at NYU Wagner at the Office of External Affairs, where I learned the basics of working in an office setting. I also worked at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, a top international law firm, for their accounting department. I learned that managing hundreds of international bank accounts can be tedious but extremely important for the entire firm and the work I do affects everyone. Currently, I am an Internship Coordinator at the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College.

Through ANY, I hope to broaden my horizons and learn about the different career paths pertaining to my major. I especially hope to develop professionally because there is always room for improvement and learning. I know that I will be make lasting connections with people who have experience in things I have yet to encounter and can help guide and advise me.

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