My name is Ernesto Flores and I come from a family of ten. My family came from San Luis Potosi to Texas where I was born. We left Texas to Michigan when I was one year old. We left because we lived in a bad neighborhood and there was better job opportunities in Michigan. When my family came to Michigan they started working in the fields. they worked in the Blue berry farms for about four years. After that my mom got a job in a factory and my dad in construction.
Growing up, I always worked for what I wanted. Ever since I was 14 I've been working in the fields. For three years in a row I was picking blueberries in the field. In my latter high school years, I worked in a blueberry packing facility and a plant nursery. Through out the years that I worked in the agriculture field, I told myself that I wasn't going to work there all my life. I told my self that I was going to go to college to do something I loved. I want to get a degree and make my parents proud.