College: New York University
NYNY Internships: Morgan Stanley and Foursquare
I was born into poverty in Lima, Peru. After living in Santiago, Chile for seven years, my mother moved my immediate family to the United States because she wanted a better life for us. The move completely changed my life, and at eight years old I was immersed into an unknown country at a highly impressionable age. Without many role models, I spent the following years learning the language and culture that have put me in a better position today. The uncertainty surrounding our economic situation also shaped my values and my goals, and I learned to take advantage of every opportunity and to work hard to provide for myself. Because of my disadvantaged background, I became ambitious, enterprising, responsible and independent, and it has helped me form a unique perspective from the rest of my peers.
I am excited to pursue a career in finance, and feel that I will do well in its constantly evolving environment. I look forward to working with influential institutions, and to being a part of their lasting impact across various industries. I aspire to become a leader in the financial services industry, where the only limitations I will have will be of my own making. Furthermore, I believe that by working in this industry, I will be able to give back to those who have helped me and need it the most.
Being an NYNY Fellow means that I have been given an opportunity, and that my potential has been recognized by someone outside of my own family. Every NYNY workshop offers valuable counsel, and is an opportunity to interact with outstanding individuals. The numerous connections I have made through NYNY, and the relationships I will continue to build, will undoubtedly open countless doors for me. Through NYNY I have a new family of supportive, caring and accomplished individuals who will help me achieve my greatest ambitions.