Hi my name is Cristian Gonzalez. I was born in Paredones Michoacan. I am the second oldest child in my family. My mom moved here to the US with her two kids looking for a better future for them. At the age of 12, I started to work in the fields to help my stepdad out. Our daily task was picking grapes at a low salary of $8. Working in the fields helped motivate me to pursue a higher education. I want to inspire my four siblings to work for their education and show them they should never give up.
Although it is difficult to be the first in my family to attend college, because I didn't know what to expect, I am glad I am here. My goal is to become an immigration lawyer and help children who come to the United States from all over the world. I want to let children know that just because they speak a different language, they are not different and everyone is equal.