College: Lehman College
Music is the blood that pumps through my veins. It keeps me alive and helps me through the struggles that life brings. But most importantly, music is who I am. As a female of Dominican descent that lives in a single-parent family household, there are a lot of obstacles that I have constantly faced and needed to overcome such as helping my family out financially and being bullied. I have been to several public schools where I have been bullied and felt out of place. Despite this frequent changing of schools, I learned how to play the piano as a third grader, which taught me how to become patient, kind, and honest.
Later on in my life, I learned how to play the drums through lessons, but could not continue due to economic issues. At age 13, I taught myself how to play the guitar, and even played gigs with several bands in New York. In high school, I became a part of the school's orchestra, marching band, and guitar club. I even became president of all three of these extracurricular activities! Given my deep involvement with music throughout my life, I decided that I wanted this to become a part of my career.
Currently, I am a music major at Lehman College and considering minoring in Business or Management. Upon completion of my Bachelor's, I plan to attend graduate school. Currently, I am considering becoming a music executive. I hope to make my own record label to help underground artists become known or manage artists that need the extra push to follow their dreams.
I am honored that I am a 2012 Fellow at New York Needs You. NYNY will give me the opportunity to follow my goals and aspirations by giving me advice and the strength to push forward. I will be able to meet with various mentor coaches and others who are willing to help me and see my improvements throughout these two years and beyond. I am glad that I am a part of this wonderful program.