As a Mexican-American growing up in the Bronx, I have seen first-hand both the advantages and disadvantages minorities have, especially the undocumented. Growing up, my parents taught me to always strive for greater things and that all my hard work will lead to success. They taught me that being a female should not derail me from achieving my goals and beyond.
I choose to pursue a bachelor’s in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Because I have a strong interest in psychology and law, my plan is to explore both fields. From helping patients with mental illness to advocating legal rights for minorities, my passion of helping others will lead me to accomplish great things. At John Jay, I am an active member of The Dreamers Club and the Students in Action club on campus, volunteering throughout the city. I plan to continue my studies by enrolling in a master’s program after earning my bachelor’s degree from John Jay.
Being a part of America Needs You will help me develop professionally and learn the unspoken rules of a workplace. With the guidance of my Mentor Coach and the supportive ANY staff, I hope to become a professional who can one day give back to my community and those who helped me. I want my younger siblings and parents to be proud of all the hard work we put in together.