University: Dartmouth College
Major: Government Minors: French, Computer Science
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Biography: I graduated high school one year early and as the class Valedictorian, with over $80,000 awarded in outside scholarships. Currently, I am attending Dartmouth College studying Government and Computer Science. My parents have always instilled in me the desire to give back to my community. Oftentimes, the obstacles underserved individuals face are overlooked. I hope to hold public office one day to contribute to the growing diversity in government and bring forth otherwise overlooked concerns. In doing so, I plan to attend law school after college. At Dartmouth, I am the youngest executive member of Dartmouth’s Minority Pre-Law Association and of Class Council.
Throughout high school, I founded our Model United Nations club and Mock Trial team, served as National Honor Society President, Math Club VP, and as Freshman Class President. I also found enjoyment in track, wrestling, and playing tennis for my school’s varsity teams.
When I was 14 years old, I began a nonprofit organization with a mission to help underprivileged communities in foreign countries, specifically in Latin America. I created this organization my freshmen year of high school when my father lost his job. Despite being a difficult period of time for my family and I, I realized how many blessings we had living in the U.S. nonetheless. I wanted to share the resources we have here in the United States to underserved communities where my parents grew up in Mexico. As the second youngest of eight children, I was often overshadowed by my older siblings. Living in a large family, however, has taught me skills that have helped me effectively run my nonprofit: patience, work ethic, and grit.