Mark

Mark

When my parents left Guyana, I was only two. They wanted my siblings and me to experience the success we were capable of reaching and which they did not have the opportunity to experience. They pushed us through the challenges we encountered our first years in the United States to show us that nothing could hold us back from achieving our goals. I am the man I am today because I was nurtured to be persistent and tenacious.

One of my special traits is the ability to adapt to change. As I’ve witnessed society transform through technology, it has sparked my interest in exploring this field and becoming a part of its rapid evolution. Having always known I wanted to innovate, I began building a computer and soon found myself taking courses at Queens College on computer programming. I am fortunate to have discovered my passion for computer science, and software engineering in particular, which grew from this natural curiosity for technology and innovation.

I now realize that once you are pursuing your passion, obstacles are nothing more than checkpoints on your path to success. While most people look at how easy technology makes our lives, I look at how it can be improved. Through the New York Fellows Program, I hope to expand the horizon of what I can accomplish with the help of networking, internships, and my Mentor Coach. I look forward to the next two years of being a Fellow and to improving myself, one workshop at a time.

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