I was born in the Dominican Republic, in the city of Santo Domingo. I came to the United States in June of 2010 and focused on learning English and pursuing my education. I am currently a first year student in the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) working towards a degree in Liberal Arts.
Once I graduate from BMCC, I plan to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. I hope to explore my passion for social justice through my academics as well as through community involvement. I currently belong to the Academy of Leadership and Service in BMCC, where I participate in community service and help connect students with on-campus resources and information. I also have a passion for other cultures, which volunteering helps me explore.
I hope that through the New York Fellows Program I will be able to acquire knowledge and experience in a professional environment. I also hope to set a clearer path for my upcoming career through attending workshops and exploring various internships opportunities.