College: Borough of Manhattan Community College
NYNY Internships: NYC Department of Finance and Mercury Capital
I was born in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic and raised by my grandmother after my parents divorced when I was four years old. My father worked tremendously hard to provide for me. My mother and sister migrated to the United States in search of prosperity but faced many hindrances that fueled their desire to work hard. I obtained my resident card in July of 2009 and was finally able to reunite with my mother and sister after living separated from them for more than ten years. I learned that even difficult situations present a wealth of opportunities.
I am currently pursuing an A.A.S. in accounting at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. So far, I enjoy my accounting courses the most because of the challenges they present. Accounting courses challenge me intellectually because they force me to analyze and problem solve.
I plan to transfer to either New York University or Fordham University to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting followed by a Masters on Forensic Accounting. After graduating with these degrees, I would like to become a Certified Public Accountant. I aspire to work at a big company such as Ernst & Young, KMPG or Goldman Sachs, because such companies are an integral part of the economy of this country. I would like to make an impact by being part of one of the elements that helps run society.
Being a 2011 NYNY Fellow is a true honor and a big accomplishment. After participating in this program, I expect to have a better understanding of potential professional and academic opportunities. I am confident that both the Fellows and the Mentor Coaches will sense my thirst for improvement and fulfill my desire for new knowledge. It also will help me strengthen my weaknesses by focusing on my strengths, reinforcing my career potential and pushing me to obtain better results.