I was born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa (Mexico), and moved to the US when I was 16 years old to pursue higher education. My father has worked in the fields since he was 17 years old, and came to the US at 18 to work in the fields until this time. He was not able to pay a higher education in Mexico and took me to the US to be able to achieve my goals. Even at this point, he is not able to pay for all of my college expenses.
Thanks to financial aid and scholarships, I am able to be a college student. Currently, I am working toward a bachelor's of science degree in philosophy. Beyond my undergraduate career, I plan to earn my master's degree and eventually a Ph.D.