I was born in Cuautla Morelos, Mexico and immigrated to the United States when I was three. Currently, I live in East Harlem and I attend Guttman Community College, where I am studying Liberal Arts and Sciences. After Guttman, I would like to earn a scholarship to further continue my studies at a four-year institution and earn a bachelor’s degree.
As an undocumented immigrant I have faced many challenges when applying to programs and jobs. Thankfully, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has significantly helped me with these challenges by providing me with authorization for employment. From this process, I was connected with Little Sisters of Assumption (LSA) Family Health Service in East Harlem, where I received guidance and support. Through this organization, I was able to secure a role in which I am gaining experience working with social workers, lawyers, psychologists and sociologists. This experience has inspired and shaped my career goals to pursue accounting, architecture and or psychology so that I can give back to my community. Ideally, I would like to manage a project that provides financial, emotional and home protection support to help undocumented immigrants like LSA Family Services helped me.
I am truly excited and grateful for becoming a part of ANY. With dedication, hard work and partnering with my Mentor Coach and other Fellows, I look forward to gaining the necessary skills to succeed and to achieve my goals.