University:California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Hometown:Guatemala City, Guatemala
What extracurriculars are you involved in?
Guitar playing/singing; producing music; photography/videography; video editing; triathlon; hiking; rock climbing; surfing; Newman Catholic Center involvement
What achievements, recognition, and/or awards have you received?
Associate of Arts for Transfer in Business Administration and Associate in Arts in Economics; Biliteracy Seal; Deutsches Sprachdiplom Stufe (German Language Certificate); High School Diploma; Og Mandino Leadership Course
Biggest hurdle you’ve overcome?
Through perseverance, I became a photographer/editor/audio tech for Univision 19 Sacramento KUVS at age 19 and continue with them to this date. Also, I successfully relocated, with my family, from Guatemala to the US at age 14.
What are your plans for the future?
Earn my BS in Business Administration; continue my media and entertainment journey and work in a big production; get involved in entrepreneurial efforts before and after graduation; nurture my career in the media and entertainment fields with a business-oriented perspective.
How has HSF helped you?
Through amazing communication and opportunities, HSF accepted me into the 2020 Media & Entertainment Summit and gave me the opportunity to sign up for their Scholar Program. HSF is an amazing organization with a clear vision and a burning desire to see Latinx students truly take on what the world has to offer. As a first-generation US college student, I am very honored to be an HSF Scholar.