A cross-cultural family led me to be fascinated by human behavior and interaction.
National Hispanic Scholar
I was lucky enough to be recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition Program as a senior at J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, Texas. My mother's family’s journey from Havana to Texas by way of Mexico inspires me every day to advocate for young immigrants as they undertake the task of finding a promising and safe future for themselves and their children. My love affair with Jayhawk Basketball, The University of Kansas and the town surrounding it (always an LFK townie at heart) was a direct result of this honor and for that, I’ll always be grateful. (Homecoming image from D Magazine- to see more about what homecoming was like at JJ Pearce, read the article accompanying the images here.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
I’m fascinated by human behavior and pursued a degree in psychology as a result. Despite not taking that career path (in the formal sense), the discipline embedded in me a deep appreciation for honest data, self awareness and an acute sense of how perceptions are always informed by perspective.