I learned at a young age that the ability to manage change was crucial for my success. I was born in Colombia and spent the first six years of my life with my mother and grandparents. At seven years old, I moved to the United States where I had to adapt to a new culture, learn a new language and adjust to life without my family and the familiarity of Colombia. Fortunately, this transition was successful and over time my family has instilled in me the values of hard work, perseverance and to always believe in my ability to fulfill my dreams.
I’m currently attending Queens College pursuing a degree in Business Administration. I always strive to do my best and have been on the Dean’s List since my freshman year. I hope to leverage my education and professional endeavors to one day build a startup, create jobs and give back to my community. I believe in helping others and hope to be able to do this in my professional pursuits.
Joining America Needs You as a Fellow has been a great opportunity as there are various platforms for me to develop personally, academically and professionally. ANY has inspired me to perform at my best and I believe that the mentorship and support can help guide and steer me in the right direction and provide me with the toolkit necessary to realize my full potential and fulfill my goals.