Scholar Profiles

Jose Guevara Hernandez

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Franklin, TN
High School: Franklin High School

I was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, and I immigrated to the United States when I was five years old. This meant that growing up, I had to learn how to balance my Venezuelan heritage and culture, with my newfound American culture. Today, I am extremely passionate about the ideals of multiculturalism and global interaction. As a Venezuelan immigrant living in the US, I have worked to bridge the gap between those two cultures; enriching one with the benefits of the other. As a leader in the Robertson Program, I hope to continue to improve my community and to enrich its cultural span.

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

The concept of a diverse set of students with different backgrounds and opinions but a shared goal for service was something that really made the Robertson Program stand out to me. The program not only provides resources for the growth and development of academic and leadership skills, but it also provides students with the structures to use those skills to serve their local and global community. The Robertson Program is giving me the opportunity to create real change in the world during my college experience.

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