I was born in Maryland but raised in Jersey City, NJ. I am currently completing my Foundational Engineering coursework at Hudson Community College in Jersey City. Next year, I fully intend to transfer to a 4-year institution and complete my Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering. I am proud of my decision to pursue such a challenging field and recognize that many people from my community have not had the opportunity to earn post-secondary degrees. From my own life experience and community involvement, I have developed the ability to see and empathize with people of diverse backgrounds. This will enable me to help patients of all communities during my engineering career, and I look forward to further expanding my worldview through travel in the near future.