I was born in Costa Rica and came to the United States when I was turning seven. I was raised in Jersey City, NJ. Being a minority motivates my academic success, because I am proud of where I come from and I want to prove to others that with hard work and determination, success is attainable. I strongly believe that America Needs You is the right step towards a successful future. I am going into my third year at Rutgers University as an EOF student. I am studying French because I have always had a passion for the language and wish to speak it fluently. My career goal is to work for an organization in which I can travel to French speaking countries and address social justice issues such as education, health, or human trafficking to help improve communities.