College: Baruch College
Growing up in a single parent household as the oldest male, there has been a lot of pressure on me to set the example and be a provider for my family. Witnessing my mother work long hours at dead-end jobs to provide for my siblings and I showed me how much of a difference an education can make in ones life. Growing up without a father-figure caused me to mature quickly and be a role model for my little brother from an early age. I began working to help my family financially while also saving for college. I am thankful for this experience because through my perseverance I have become strong, motivated, and ambitious.
I am currently attending Baruch College where I plan to major in Finance and minor in Mathematics. Ultimately, my goals are to graduate and attend a prestigious law school. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a love for law because of the major role it plays in our society and how it requires strategic and analytical thinking. Hearing how the law often was not in favor of minorities and rarely seeing a lawyer of color motivated me to become one and be an example within my community. However, it wasn’t until I realized my strong interest in business in high school that I found my true passion, corporate law. Corporate law fuses my interest of business with my love for law and allows me to work in a field that incorporates two crucial components of American society into one profession.
I am extremely thankful to be a part of the New York Needs You Fellowship program because I know it will give me amazing opportunities that will guide me toward my future goals. I intend to take full advantage of the immense opportunities given to me through the program. I hope to return to my community and share with minority, low-income and disadvantaged groups my story and ultimately help to diversify the legal profession.