Rachid

Rachid

I was born and raised in a dedicated, hardworking, and highly motivated family in Marrakech City, Morocco. I came to the United States in January 2014. As a cancer survivor, my parents raised me to never give up in any situation, regardless of the obstacles I might face. With their guidance, I have learned to overcome my learning and physical disabilities as well as society’s walls when it comes to being a minority.

After graduating from Borough of Manhattan Community College, I plan to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a degree in Computer Science. I am interested in Cybersecurity as a potential career path.  I am doing an undergraduate research in two programs: Minority Science Education Improvement and Retention and Improvements in STEM Education Program RISE Grant as well as the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program on Health-Related-Games. I would love to work in IT to come up with creative solutions and lead my team through challenging projects.

As an honored Fellow at America Needs You, I am excited to learn from professionals who have already overcome many of the struggles that I will soon encounter. Growing up, the words “I cannot” were unacceptable in my vocabulary.  Therefore, I will work my hardest, I will better myself, I will succeed, and I will always be grateful to ANY for providing mentorship and friendship as I embark on a new life journey.

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