Being brought up in a community with limited opportunities helped me understand the value of obtaining an education and the importance of making a difference through my actions. Currently, I am a sophomore at Hostos Community College majoring in Liberal Arts and will be pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in International Studies. I am intrigued by the prospect of studying abroad, learning new languages and being exposed to diverse cultures.
As a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Hostos Student Leadership Academy and Honors program, I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering with non-profit organizations such as Bronx is Blooming, New York Food Pantry, and Part of the Solution, by cleaning local parks and servicing economically disadvantaged communities with food distribution. Through actively participating in school service activities, I have experienced the power in helping others and wish to learn more about careers that focus on advocating for the underserved.
In the journey towards accomplishing my goals, I find it is essential to expand on my soft skills, networking and managerial abilities. Through the America Needs You program, I’ll be able to explore my passions and further develop myself professionally. This preparation will help me seize internships, educational and employment opportunities with assertion. By being part of the ANY program, I know I will be closer to the person I am destined to be. The support provided by my Mentor Coach, staff and Fellows will serve as a venue of encouragement to make my dreams reality.